Markus Klinko is an award-winning international fashion and celebrity photographer and director. Born in Switzerland, Klinko trained as a classical harpist before becoming a photographer after a hand injury. His breakthrough came with cover stories for Isabella Blow at the London Sunday Times and shoots for Ingrid Sischy at Interview magazine. Notable projects include album covers for Beyoncé’s "Dangerously in Love" and Mariah Carey’s "The Emancipation of Mimi."

He has photographed stars like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, and Jennifer Lopez, and his work has appeared in Vogue, GQ, and Vanity Fair. He has created campaigns for brands like Lancôme, Nike, and Pepsi and raised over one million dollars for children with AIDS through his Keep A Child Alive campaign.

His work is featured in his book ICONS and has been exhibited at Lincoln Center and other galleries and museums worldwide.