Jeanloup Sieff (November 30, 1933 – September 20, 2000) was a French photographer born of Polish parents in Paris, France.
After graduating in Philosophy in 1945, he began many different studies, each of them for a very little time including literature, journalism and photography at Vaugirard in Paris at Vevey in Switzerland. He received his first camera, a Photax, from his uncle when he was no older than 14 years old.
Four years later he decided to work as a freelance photographer, but his work was never published. He finally worked with Elle for 3 years before resigning to work for Magnum which he also resigned from a year later. In 1961 he moved to New York and started working with Look, Glamour, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar and with the European editions of Vogue, Twen and Queen.
In 1965 he participated to a worldwide photographic exhibition in Germany, before moving back to Paris a year later to work with Vogue, Nova and Elle, as well as working on advertising work and personal projects.