Robert Trachtenberg’s photographs have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone among other publications. Advertising clients include NBC, CBS, ABC, TNT, TBS, Disney, MGM and HBO.
Trachtenberg's photos have been selected for numerous awards including the American Photography Annual, Communication Arts, and American Photo Magazine's Images of the Year.
Trachtenberg has written, produced and directed several documentaries. On Cukor was the first feature-length film on legendary Hollywood director George Cukor. Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer profiled the life and work of the innovative filmmaker. Both films were produced for the PBS series American Masters. For Turner Classic Movies, Trachtenberg wrote, produced and directed the Emmy nominated Cary Grant: A Class Apart, as well as a film on Hollywood pioneer Irving Thalberg. Other specials directed and produced by Trachtenberg have starred Alec Baldwin, and Gene Wilder, as well as the eight-part series, Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence, and AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration, with guests Steven Spielberg, composer John Williams, actor Mark Wahlberg and director David O. Russell among other guests.
Trachtenberg is the winner of the Emmy Award for Outstanding Direction for his American Masters film, Mel Brooks: Make a Noise. His most recent film for PBS was the Emmy nominated Bing Crosby: Rediscovered. He is also the author of the bestselling book, WHEN I KNEW, published by Harper Collins, and the newly released RED-BLOODED AMERICAN MALE (see link in Shop tab).