Jessica Craig-Martin
Photographer Jessica Craig-Martin (b. 1963) captures the opulence of high-society without obeisance. As an event photographer for the likes of Vanity Fair and Vogue, she snaps shots of celebrities and socialites at glamorous parties; as an artist, she exposes wanton wealth and its ravenous twin desire in the dirty details of these same gatherings. While you would likely recognize her subjects’ faces, you’ll rarely see them—her work is less about who’s at the party than probing the optimism of those who strive to be there.