William Klein

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Birthday
19, 1928
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
19, 1928 (age 91)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Known for his work in the genres of fashion photography and photojournalism, this visual artist created unique, irony-tinged photo spreads for Vogue magazine and also directed such satirical films as Le Couple Temoin and Mr. Freedom.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he earned the 1957 Prix Nadar for a photojournalism piece on New York City.

Trivia

His debut film, Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?, served as a satire of the fashion industry.

Family Life

Born to a Jewish family in New York City, he later permanently relocated to France.

Associated With

Before becoming a photographer, he studied painting with French visual artist Fernand Leger.