Though born in New York, Harry Borden grew up in Britain. His earliest commissions were for the NME and then The Observer. Throughout the 1990s, Borden's profile grew steadily as he became a regular contributor to leading international magazines. Awards followed, including World Press Photo prizes in 1997 and 1999. The past decade has seen a consolidation of Borden's position at the leading edge of contemporary portrait photography, and in 2005 The National Portrait Gallery in London played host to his first solo exhibition, ‘Harry Borden on Business'. Borden has over 100 images in the permanent collection. He is currently involved in a project photographing Holocaust survivors, which has taken him to Australia, Israel and South America. Borden was the chair of the specialized jury, Portraits in the 2010 World Press Photo Contest.