Legendary Lower East Side-raised photographer Melvin Sokolsky joined the staff of Harper’s Bazaar at 21, creating some of the magazine’s most iconic covers. He worked as a major contributor to Esquire, McCall’s, Newsweek, and Show before transitioning to film and commercials. His work has also been featured in the New York Times and Vogue. Sokolsky is the recipient of every major television commercial award including the coveted Directors Guild nomination and 25 Clio Awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award for a computerized zoom lens that he designed. His photographs of internationally-famous personalities have appeared in many of the major museums and magazines worldwide.