10 Photographers Inspired by Las Vegas

Like our friends at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, we’re inspired by a side of Sin City that you might not even know exists — the real culture. Which is why when it comes to making travel plans for where to spend this New Year’s Eve, Vegas is tops on our list. Lucky for us, The Cosmopolitan is rolling out an exclusive, 3-night New Year’s Eve package that includes two tickets to a live concert featuring Jay-Z & Coldplay, access to the Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub Preview Party, dinner for two at the restaurant of your choice, and a New Year’s Day Brunch at Wicked Spoon. Book your stay now.

To help get you in the mood to celebrate, we’ve rounded up work from 10 photographers who have also been inspired by Las Vegas. Click through and enjoy!


Steven B. Smith, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1996. Pigmented inkjet print, printed 2004, 10 3/4 x 13 1/2″ (27.3 x 34.3 cm). Gift of Richard Benson. © 2010 Steven B. Smith. Courtesy of MoMA


Denise Scott Brown, Las Vegas strip silhouettes, 1966. © Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates Inc., Philadelphia


Mike Sinclair, Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 2000 | 20″ x 24″ | Edition of 25 | Archival pigment print


Garry Winogrand, Las Vegas from Women are Beautiful, 1957. Gelatin silver print, 8 15/16 x 13 1/16″ (22.7 x 33.1 cm). Purchase and gift of Barbara Schwartz in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery. Courtesy of MoMA


Thomas Struth, Las Vegas I, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999. Chromogenic print. 141.6 x 204.5 cm. Gift of Dr. Didier F. Loulmet, 2008


Lee Friedlander, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002. Gelatin silver print, 14 7/8 x 14 3/4″ (37.8 x 37.5 cm). Gift of the photographer. © 2010 Lee Friedlander. Courtesy of MoMA


Alex MacLean, Housing Development at Different Stages, Las Vegas, NV, March 2005. 16″ x 20″ | digital c-print | edition of 15


Steven B. Smith, View from Model Home, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1997. Pigmented inkjet print, printed 2007, 11 1/2 x 14 9/16″ (29.2 x 37 cm). E. T. Harmax Foundation Fund. © 2010 Steven B. Smith. Courtesy of MoMA


Elliott Erwitt, Las Vegas, 1957. Gelatin silver print. 26.8 x 40.5 cm. Gift of Barbara Kipper. Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago


Robert Frank, Bar, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1955. Gelatin silver print. 24.5 x 36.6 cm. Purchase, Anonymous Gifts, 1986. © 2005 Robert Frank. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York