Portrait photographer, Claiborne Swanson Frank was raised in San Francisco, California. Claiborne moved to New York in 2007 and worked at Vogue under Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, leaving the magazine in 2009. Shortly thereafter, she began to pursue a career in photography. In 2010, Claiborne began her first body of work, a collection of portraits of women in her life, which served as inspiration for her debut book, Assouline’s American Beauty, published in the spring of 2012. Claiborne’s cover image for American Beauty, of model Lily Aldridge, was on display at the de Young museum in San Francisco in the Summer of 2012. Soon after the release of American Beauty, Claiborne moved to Los Angeles and began working on Young Hollywood (Assouline), her second book of portraits, released in the Fall 2014. In tandem with the creation of her books, Claiborne has collaborated with American and European fashion brands such as Estée Lauder, Ferragamo, Michael Kors, Aerin and Veronica Beard and Clé de Peau Beauté. Claiborne also contributes to various editorial publications such as Vanity Fair, Town and Country, Vogue, Bazaar, Glamour, Porter and Architectural Digest. Claiborne just published her third book, Mother and Child, Assouline April 2018 and resides in New York with her husband, James, their sons Hunter and Wilder, and their dog Blue.