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Nigel Barker
The internationally renowned photographer, Nigel Barker opened his New York studio in 1996 and has never looked back. Barker is highly regarded for his 17 seasons as photographer and judge on the popular TV show, America’s Next Top Model, which airs in over 140 countries and has an audience of more than 100 million viewers each week. Barker also hosted Oxygen Network’s modeling competition series, The Face, that recently wrapped its second season, starring alongside Naomi Campbell. Barker’s presence in the fashion and entertainment industry has resulted in an array of exciting projects including the creation of his own show, The Shot on VH1. He also directs and produces films, documentaries and commercials for Hollywood clients to international charitable organizations. Most recently, Barker was awarded the “Film Heals” Award for Humanitarianism at the 6th Annual Manhattan Film Festival for Dreams Are Not Forgotten.

Using the power of photography and motion pictures he has been able to spread his humanitarian message to vast audiences. Resulting in films, PSA’s and traveling exhibitions for The Humane Society of the United States, The Humane Society International, The Make A Wish Foundation, The Do Something Organization, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation and The Edeyo Foundation. Drawing upon his 20+ years of experience in the fashion and beauty industries, Barker authored The Beauty Equation with publishing house Abrams, prior to releasing his latest book, New York Times Best Seller, Models of Influence, with Harper Collins, February 2015. Nigel Barker currently lives in New York City with his wife Cristen and their two children Jack and Jasmine.

Entries by Nigel Barker

Picturing a Future Where Beauty Is Defined by Doing Good

(1) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 9:00 AM

This post is part of the Global Moms Relay. Every time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action), up to $325,000, to four causes helping improve the health and wellbeing of moms and kids worldwide: MAMA, Shot@Life,...

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Learning from Strong Women

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 9:00 AM

This post is part of the Global Moms Relay. Every time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action) to help improve the health and well-being of moms and kids worldwide through MAMA, Shot@Life, and Girl...

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A Generation of Hope, But Not Yet a Generation Free

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 7:50 AM

As a photographer, I have traveled to some of the most exotic and beautiful places in the world. One of my most memorable and inspirational trips did not include any designer clothes or fashion models -- but it did feature a lot of hope. A few years ago, I took...

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Picture-Perfect Wedding

(137) Comments | Posted April 28, 2011 | 7:54 PM

This week, the world's attention will turn to a historic royal wedding. Millions of people will be talking about the dress, the guests the fashions and the parties. It's an exciting event that everyone, including us, wants to celebrate. Yet somewhere around the world, a very different kind of wedding...

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Rebuild Haiti

(8) Comments | Posted January 18, 2010 | 1:34 PM

Although the whole world is aware of the situation in Haiti since the earthquake on January 12th, what many people had no idea about was how dire things were in the country before the disaster. Haiti was the poorest country in the western hemisphere and now it may hold the...

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A Generation Free of HIV

(5) Comments | Posted October 23, 2009 | 5:30 PM

This past February, I traveled to Tanzania to film a documentary about the fight to eradicate pediatric AIDS and create a generation free of HIV. The documentary focuses on the programs of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which is commemorating its twentieth year fighting this pandemic.

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