Chris Buck is a Canadian-born photographer and director known for his distinctive style: conceptual, irreverent, smart, and intimate. His portraits have won placement in the prestigious annual American Photography over forty times, and he was the first recipient of the Arnold Newman Portrait Prize. He has shot advertising for some of the world's most recognizable brands including Coca-Cola, Google, Microsoft, Kia, and TD Bank. A Cannes Lions Grand Prix was awarded to his controversial Diesel campaign that invited their customers to "Be Stupid." Buck grew up in Toronto, Canada; his father worked for the Kodak company, creating an early and natural connection to photography. He moved to New York in 1990 and established himself as a sought-after commercial and editorial photographer. He has published two books, Presence: The Invisible Portrait, and Uneasy: Portraits 1986-2016, with a third, Gentlemen's Club: Partners of Exotic Dancers, due fall 2020.