Brian Doben was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Doben's editorial clients (including Vanity Fair, Travel & Leisure, and Town & Country) have sent him to far-flung locations like Madagascar, Argentina, Antarctica, New Zealand, Tokyo, and the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. His fashion and celebrity covers are touted for their natural style. His advertising clientele – Chase Private Banking, Lexus, Sony, Monet Jewelry, DSW, Lily of France, and Elizabeth Arden, to name a few - benefit from the photographer's ability to both capture authentic moments and compose complex images.
Doben is the recipient of awards from the Society of Publication Designers, American Photography, and Photo District News. He was one of PDN's 30 Under 30, Kodak's Photographer of the year, and the inaugural photographer on PDN and Kodak's "Emerging Artists Series" website. His work is part of the Museum of the City of New York's permanent collection.
His ongoing project "At Work" from L.A. and Dallas to Tokyo and Mumbai documents tattoo artists, sumo wrestlers, taxi drivers, and postdoctoral research fellows. Doben released several dozen "At Work" portraits in an eponymous book and the photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles selected some of the images for its annual exhibition in 2013. He recently visited Detroit and will soon trek to the top of Mount Washington for the continuing opus.