Portrait photographer and stylist, 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 and has contributed to various editorial publications. She is currently working on her third book to be released by Assouline in 2017 and now resides in New York City with her husband, James, their son Hunter, and dog Blue.