Tom Atwood’s recent work has focused on portraits of people at home. He has shot over 100 luminaries including Hilary Swank, Julie Newmar, Buzz Aldrin and John Waters.
His second book, Kings & Queens in Their Castles, was recently published by Damiani. The book won multiple awards including First Place in the International Photography Awards (book category) as well as a Lucie Award (book-other category).
Atwood won Photographer of the Year from London’s Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, as well as First Place in Portraiture. He won First Place in Portraiture in the Prix de la Photographie Paris. He was also chosen in the National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Competition (Smithsonian Museum) as a Semifinalist. He has won over 35 additional awards.
Atwood has a Bachelors from Harvard University and a Masters from Cambridge University (England). He has lectured on photography at various organizations and universities including UCLA, UCSB and the School of Visual Arts.
He has been a juror for London’s Worldwide Photography Gala Awards and was a portfolio reviewer for Popular Photography and American Photo.
Based in New York, Atwood has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Amsterdam and Paris. He grew up on a dirt road in the woods of Vermont.