Albert Watson is a Scottish photographer well known for his work in fashion, portraiture and art. Using luminous light and direct formalism, Watson has produced hundreds of magazine covers and features as well as a number of books.
Watson has been recognized with numerous honors, including a Lucie Award, three ANDY Awards, and the Hasselblad Masters. He was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography in 2010. Queen Elizabeth II awarded Watson an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 2015 for Services to Photography. Photo District News named Watson as one of 20 most influential photographers of all time.