Jack Robinson was born in Mississippi in 1928 and grew up in Clarksdale. In the early 50s, he honed his craft through photographing his life and friends in the New Orleans French Quarter. Through friends made in New Orleans, Jack moved to New York City in 1957 and found work in freelance fashion photography for various New York advertisement agencies. In 1959, his photograph of Isabella Albonico was selected as a cover photograph for LIFE Magazine. Through the early 1960s, Jack was a frequent contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine and the Sunday Times Fashion Supplement. In 1965, he followed Carrie Donovan to Vogue, where he worked as a freelance photographer until 1972. His photographs appeared over 500 times in Vogue, making Jack one of Vogue’s most prolific contributors. After his return to Memphis, Jack spent the remainder of his life working as a stained glass designer. He passed away in 1997.
The Jack Robinson Archive and Photos.com by Getty Images are proud to announce that an extensive selection of Memphis photographer Jack Robinson’s portraits, spanning from 1958 to 1972, is now available from Photos.com. For the month of April, Jack Robinson will be the featured photographer on Photos.com. Over two hundred of Jack’s portraits are available for purchase—in four sizes and five framing materials—through the website, www.photos.com/prints/jack-
The collection features a diverse array of entertainment and fashion icons—actors, writers, musicians, and artists including Jack Nicholson, Joni Mitchell, Suzy Parker, Andy Warhol, Elton John, Tina Turner, and many others.With Photos.com’s wide variety of printing and framing options, this exciting collection will appeal to art lovers, fans, and collectors across the spectrum. Other Photos.com featured photographers have included Alfred Eisenstaedt, Ansel Adams, and Margaret Bourke-White and both The Jack Robinson Archive and Photos.com are pleased to have Jack’s work included alongside these iconic twentieth century photographers.