Jimmy Moffat is one of three founding partners and current managing director of Art + Commerce, a talent agency supporting some of the most prominent fashion photographers, stylists, and makeup artists in the industry. Moffat, along with co-founders Anne Kennedy and Leslie Sweeney, launched the agency in New York in 1980. Their aim was to support photographers and other image makers working within both fine art and commercial industries.
Noted fashion photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Tim Walker, and Patrick Demarchelier have been or are currently represented by the agency. The agency was among the first of its kind at the time of its founding to offer comprehensive services to help its artists obtain commissions, create image archives, and plan exhibitions. Among its roster of other fashion talents are the renowned stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé, formerly of Balenciaga and now at W Magazine, and fashion film director Ruth Hogben.
Moffat lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York, where he has continued to support young talent with the Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers in 2004 and 2005, an annual public exhibition of unrepresented photographers. He is a member of faculty at the School of Visual Arts in New York.