Josef Astor launched his career in 1985 in a New York studio above Carnegie Hall after moving from his home in Ohio. Astor’s acclaimed photography focuses primarily on subjects from the world of music, art, architecture, dance, and theater. His photographs have appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, among many other publications. Widely collected and exhibited, his first solo show was at Tom Cugliani in 1989, and was included in the Vanity Fair Portraits exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London (2008), and recently in The Digital Darkroom exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A (2012). He directed his first documentary feature, Lost Bohemia, which premiered in 2010 and won a Special Jury Prize at DOC-NYC Festival. Among other awards of recognition, he was recipient of the prestigious Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography.