A Priceless Conversation with Arthur Elgort On The Problem with Magazines Today, Instagram, and The Golden Age of Fashion

Legendary photographer Arthur Elgort was behind the camera in what some consider a golden era of fashion. Still curious and still shooting each and every day, the 81-year-old looks back on some of the most memorable days of his celebrated career.

How did you first get into photography?
I was a painter at Hunter College because the school didn’t like photography. The head of the department didn’t think photography was good. I was a good painter, but I wanted to draw something real, not abstract. I started photography on my own and stuck with it. I’m still doing it. The school ended up giving me a doctorate many years later,

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