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Photographisme. Klein, Ifert, Zamecznik
Through Jan 29, 2018 / Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou  /  November 22, 2017
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Photo Vogue Festival
November 16-19, 2017 / Milan
Photo Vogue  /  November 6, 2017
Headed by Senior Photo Editor Alessia Glaviano, the 2nd edition of the PhotoVogue Festival opens in Milan engaging the entire…
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...in 180 Pictures / Eugénie Shinkle
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Vienna Contemporary
September 21–24, 2017
Artpil  /  September 19, 2017
Over 100 galleries and institutions from 27 countries will present their artists and programs, with special presentations ZONE1, Solo &…
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Visions of the Other America
Celebrating the Fourth of July
Matthew Hong  /  July 4, 2017
America has always been considered as something of a contradiction. With eyes now already towards the midterms and the machine…
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William Klein
Photographer / filmmaker

William Klein is an American artist known for his unconventional style of abstract photography depicting city scenes. Although similar in subject matter to other street photographers such as Diane Arbus and Saul Leiter, as well as fashion photographers Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Klein’s images break from established modes. “I came from the outside, the rules of photography didn’t interest me. There were things you could do with a camera that you couldn’t do with any other medium—grain, contrast, blur, cock-eyed framing, eliminating or exaggerating grey tones and so on,” he reflected. “I thought it would be good to show what’s possible, to say that this is as valid of a way of using the camera as conventional approaches.” Born on April 19, 1928 in New York, NY, Klein studied painting and worked briefly as Fernand Léger’s assistant in Paris, but never received formal training in photography. His fashion work has been featured prominently in Vogue magazine, and has also been the subject of several iconic photo books, including Life is Good and Good for You In New York (1957) and Tokyo (1964). In the 1980s, he turned to film projects and has produced many memorable documentary and feature films, such as Muhammed Ali, The Greatest (1969). Klein currently lives and works in Paris, France. His works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Centre Pompidou, among others.

[artnet.com]

William Klein
Photographer / filmmaker

William Klein is an American artist known for his unconventional style of abstract photography depicting city scenes. Although similar in subject matter to other street photographers such as Diane Arbus and Saul Leiter, as well as fashion photographers Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Klein’s images break from established modes. “I came from the outside, the rules of photography didn’t interest me. There were things you could do with a camera that you couldn’t do with any other medium—grain, contrast, blur, cock-eyed framing, eliminating or exaggerating grey tones and so on,” he reflected. “I thought it would be good to show what’s possible, to say that this is as valid of a way of using the camera as conventional approaches.” Born on April 19, 1928 in New York, NY, Klein studied painting and worked briefly as Fernand Léger’s assistant in Paris, but never received formal training in photography. His fashion work has been featured prominently in Vogue magazine, and has also been the subject of several iconic photo books, including Life is Good and Good for You In New York (1957) and Tokyo (1964). In the 1980s, he turned to film projects and has produced many memorable documentary and feature films, such as Muhammed Ali, The Greatest (1969). Klein currently lives and works in Paris, France. His works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Centre Pompidou, among others.

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  • William-Klein3
  • William-Klein5
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Photographisme. Klein, Ifert, Zamecznik
Through Jan 29, 2018 / Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou  /  November 22, 2017
This exhibition looks at the interaction of the two disciplines of photography and the graphic arts through pieces drawn from…
This exhibition looks at the interaction of the two disciplines…
[+]
Photo Vogue Festival
November 16-19, 2017 / Milan
Photo Vogue  /  November 6, 2017
Headed by Senior Photo Editor Alessia Glaviano, the 2nd edition of the PhotoVogue Festival opens in Milan engaging the entire…
Headed by Senior Photo Editor Alessia Glaviano, the 2nd edition…
[+]
Fashion Photography: The Story
...in 180 Pictures / Eugénie Shinkle
Aperture Foundation  /  October 3, 2017
Exploring the influence that fashion photography has had over the past eight decades, this book presents the evolution as a…
Exploring the influence that fashion photography has had over the…
[+]
Vienna Contemporary
September 21–24, 2017
Artpil  /  September 19, 2017
Over 100 galleries and institutions from 27 countries will present their artists and programs, with special presentations ZONE1, Solo &…
Over 100 galleries and institutions from 27 countries will present…
[+]
Visions of the Other America
Celebrating the Fourth of July
Matthew Hong  /  July 4, 2017
America has always been considered as something of a contradiction. With eyes now already towards the midterms and the machine…
America has always been considered as something of a contradiction….
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