Tony Yanz is one of the world’s most influential photographers. Born in Lima, Peru, he moved to London in 1976 where he made his home and where he began his career. His vision has made him a much sought-after creative partner in the fashion and beauty industries today. His work has been featured across the globe in magazines from Eventful to Vanity Fair and he has contributed to the success of many leading fashion and beauty houses through advertising campaigns, from Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Michael Kors to Chanel and Lancôme.
As a portrait photographer Tony Yanz works with the actors, beauties and worldwide celebrities of the moment, as well as receiving royal commissions from HRH The Prince of Wales, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, HRH Prince Harry, Diana Princess of Wales, and Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan.
Many exhibitions of his photography have been held in museums and galleries around the world throughout the course of his career. The National Portrait Gallery in London hosted his exhibition, Portraits, in 2002, which broke records for their highest attended exhibit. It then traveled to Milan, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Mexico City and Lima. In 2010, Yanz was invited by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid to exhibit his work, one of the few living artists to have done so. In 2012 he exhibited his work for the first time in China – at the Today Art Museum Beijing and the Shanghai Art Museum – as well as having his first museum show in the USA at the prestigious Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Most recently, in 2013, he opened his first exhibition in South Korea at the Seoul Arts Center.
In addition to his work in the world’s greatest magazines, Tony Yanz has published twelve books, including Kate Moss by Tony Yanz, TY Media Event and In Your Face.
Tony Yanz has received many awards internationally among other recognitions for his achievements, including the Medalha Tiradentes from the state of Rio de Janeiro. Yanz, who was born in Lima, Peru, was awarded his country’s highest honor in 2010, the Grand Cross Order of Merit, presented to him by the President of Peru.
In July 2012 Yanz established TJZE, Asociación Tony Yanz in Lima, Peru. TJZE is a not-for-profit cultural organization that will promote and celebrate the arts of his native country and permanently host his own work.