William Klein




William Klein (April 19, 1926 – September 10, 2022) was an American-born French photographer and filmmaker noted for his ironic approach to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography. He was ranked 25th on Professional Photographer's list of 100 most influential photographers. Klein trained as a painter, studying under Fernand Léger, and found early success with exhibitions of his work. He soon moved on to photography and achieved widespread fame as a fashion photographer for Vogue and for his photo essays on various cities. He directed feature-length fiction films, numerous short and feature-length documentaries and produced over 250 television commercials. He was awarded the Prix Nadar in 1957, the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in 1999, and the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award at the Sony World Photography Awards in 2011. A retrospective exhibition of his work, William Klein: YES: Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013, was shown at the International Center of Photography in New York until September 15, 2022. Biography Source


Broadway by Light (1958)
Les troubles de la circulation (1962)
Le business et la mode (1962)
Les français et la politique (1962)
Gare de Lyon (1963)
Cassius, le grand (1964–65)
Aux grands magasins with Simone Signoret (1964)
Loin du Viêt Nam (1967)
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (1969)
Festival panafricain d'Alger (1969)
Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther (1970)
Hollywood, California: A Loser's Opera (1977)
Grands soirs & petits matins (1978)
The Little Richard Story (1980)
The French (1982)
Contacts (1983)
Ralentis (1984)
Mode in France (1984)
Babilée '91 (1992)
In and Out of Fashion (1994)
Messiah (1999)

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