George Pitts is a Fine Art photographer, painter, and writer. His paintings, drawings, and photography have been shown in numerous exhibitions in the United States incl. New York at The Ledisflam Gallery; Los Angeles, at The Antebellum Gallery, and Sometimes Madness Is Wisdom Gallery, and The University of California at San Bernardino; Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois; and abroad at Gallery Gora in Montreal; and in Tokyo. In 2009, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction selected his photograph for their "Juried Art Exhibition" running from May-July in Bloomington, Indiana.
Previously, Mr. Pitts was Director of Photography at LIFE Magazine from 2004-2007. And from 1993-2004, he was the Director of Photography at Vibe Magazine. In 2006, he was awarded The Lucie Award for "Picture Editor Of The Year."
His writing and artwork have appeared in "S Magazine (Denmark), The Partisan Review, The Paris Review, Big magazine, One World, Vibe, aRude, Juxtapoz, Next Level: a critical review of Photography (UK), Parenthesis, and other publications. He wrote the Introduction to "Marc Baptiste Nudes" (Rizzoli pub. 2007), the afterword to photographer Tony Ward's first book, "Obsessions" (Edition Stemmle, 1998); the critical essay for Dana Lixenberg's monograph, "United States" (Artimo/D.A.P. 2001); as well as introductory notes for Hans Neleman's photo book, "Night Chicas" (Graphis, 2003). In the Fall of 2003, the critically acclaimed "VX: Ten Years of Vibe Photography," was published by Abrams Books, which Mr. Pitts both edited, and wrote the essay "Mindstorm," that appears in the foreword.
His own photographs have been published in The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, S Magazine, Spin, Vice, Nerve.com, Nerve Magazine, Table Brothers Gallery, SexTV (Canada), TinyVices.com, Louchelink.com, Werk #5 (an anthology of contemporary art including artists such as Nobuyoshi Araki), Complex, Latina, Tally Ho, Stereotype, Esquire, Details, Entrevue (France), Zoo (UK), Bunnie: issues 1 & 2 (UK), Clam (France), Premiere, Talk, Raygun, Paper, Manhattan File, Voidek, Gotham, E Design, The Washington Post, The Sun (UK), The News-of-the-World (UK), Fabulous (UK); and the following books: The Graphis Photo Annual 2000, "American Photography" annual: Volumes 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, and 24 (2008 edition)" (D.A.P. pub.); "Fetish Dreams" (Edition Skylight, Switzerland, 2008), "The New Erotic Photography" (Taschen Books, 2007), "Masterminds of Mode: International Fashion Festival in Japan" (2000); "Nerve: The New Nude" (Chronicle Books); "Nerve: The First Ten Years," (Chronicle Books, 2008), "Real Vixens" (Edition Skylight, Switzerland, 2009), and "The Covers Record" by Cat Power (Matador).