Charles Beckwith is a veteran media producer and artist with experience across radio, television, filmmaking, publishing, photography, theater, technology development, creative writing, and live events management. He paints in his spare time.
Charles earned a BFA in Creative Writing from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2002, and studied Filmmaking at The University of North Carolina School of The Arts and American University.
He has been a fashion editorial photographer since 2005, shooting over 750 runway shows in New York and Milan, and training models for a dozen top agencies. In 2008, Charles founded modaCYCLE, an avant garde independent magazine providing some of the first press coverage of today’s hottest designers. In 2013, he joined the team at Manufacture New York to work on media and events production, dedicating himself to supporting the cause of local sustainable manufacturing.
He is now the CEO of a marketing lab, think tank, and multi-channel network called Fashion Media Center, which is researching new ways to market and distribute high quality fashion and lifestyle goods.
Charles serves as producer and co-host of American Fashion Podcast, a sort of community radio show for the fashion industry. Harper’s Bazaar says, “the opinionated and educational podcast is a must-listen for anyone working in or striving to work in fashion.”
Major influences: John Ford, Jim Henson, Andrei Tarkovsky, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry
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