in Los Angeles, Ritts (1952-2002) studied economics at Bard College.
His first success as a photographer came in 1978 when Ritts shot actors
Jon Voight and Ricky Schroeder. Throughout the late 1970s and early
1980s, he continued working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles
as a celebrity portraitist.
Remarkably, in a six-year period, Ritts published four books. The first, Men/Women (1989), used the human figure in a sensuous and graphically charged manner, taking the best of both fine art and commercial photography traditions.
His photographs have appeared in Interview, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Elle. In 1985, Ritts exhibited his photographs in a gallery setting for the first time.
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