William Klein

William Klein Cover

William Klein


By William Klein (Photographer); David Campany (Essay by)

ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9781419707490, 182pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2013

Born in New York in 1929, William Klein is one of the leading photographers of the postwar era, as well as an influential filmmaker, painter, and graphic artist. This astonishing book, selected and designed by Klein himself, offers a visual survey of his long and varied career. It includes his poetic street photography of New York, Moscow, Rome, Tokyo, and Paris; his exciting fashion photography; stills and posters from his bitingly satirical films; and his graphically powerful painted contact sheets.
Klein, whose achievement puts him on a level with Robert Frank, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn, lives in Paris and is revered in Europe. This is the first comprehensive book on his work published in the United States in 20 years.

About the Author
William Klein has been creating groundbreaking photographic books since the 1950s. He lives in Paris. David Campany is a writer, curator, teacher, and the author of several books, including P"hotography and Cinema" and "Art and Photography." He lives in London.