Neal Slavin (America, born 1941) studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture in New York City, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1963. He held a Summer Exchange Scholarship at Oxford University to study Renaissance Painting and Sculpture in 1961. Since 1963 Neal Slavin has been engaged in photography. He worked for various magazines, amongst them Life Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, GEO, Zeit and Vanity Fair. He has been holding different teaching positions in New York City since 1970. Slavin has been the recipient of several grants and awards and was among the first Fulbright Fellows in Photography in 1968. His work is widely exhibited and Slavin has had many solo exhibitions, including shows at one of New York's earliest galleries exclusively devoted to photography, the Underground Gallery, in 1965 and 1971.