“Graydon Carter and Jonathan Becker: 30 Years of Vanity Fair”

Photograph: Jonathan Becker
Robert Mapplethorpe at his retrospective opening at The Whitney
Photograph: Jonathan Becker
Franco Rossellini at home in New York
Photograph: Jonathan Becker
Yiu Minjun in his Beijing studio
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Midtown West Wednesday February 6 2013 18:00 - 20:00
Speaking publicly about the magazine for the first time together, Graydon Carter (editor-in-chief since the early 1990s) and Jonathan Becker (the influential photographer who contributed some of his best work to VF) dish the dirt on what has gone on behind the pages of this popular publication in the last three decades. The event celebrates new photography book Jonathan Becker: 30 Years at Vanity Fair, which features the shutterbug’s signature society shots of the rich and famous, including modern-dance mogul Martha Graham and former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The pair will indulge the audience in a Q&A and booksigning, so don’t be afraid to ask everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the larger-than-life personalities captured in the tome.
Venue name: New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Address: Fifth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 42nd St
Opening hours: Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat 10am–6pm; Tues, Wed 10am–8pm; Sun 1–5pm Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room are temporarily closed 
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
Event phone: 212-930-0855
Event website: http://nypl.org/events