Hussein Katz grew up in Los Angeles and lived in London and New York before returning to L.A. He attended CCA in Oakland, CA then left to work as a photo assistant for many years before transitioning to a working photographer.
Hussein’s photographs have appeared in The N.Y. Times Magazine, ELLE, Wired, Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, People, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Magazine, Marie Claire, Glamour, VOGUE Nippon, DUNE, Teen VOGUE, Lucky, and NYLON, amongst other publications. Other clients include HBO, Sony, National Geographic Channel, Noxzema, Prescriptives, Liz Goldwyn Films, STARZ, and Concord Records.
In addition to his freelance, editorial, and commercial assignments, Hussein works on personal projects which have included documenting the DAPL protesters in Standing Rock, N.D., the original architects of the historic 1992 gang truce between Bloods and Crips in Watts, and currently the Women Bronc Riders.