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William Klein is the father of street photography

28 AUG 2011 | Posted By: SineadStubbins

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William Klein began taking photos on the streets of New York and Paris after the end of World War II (yup, this guy has been around for a while). Klein, who was never formally trained, seemed to break every rule of photography at the time: he favoured blurred motion shots, wide angled close-ups and natural lighting. Despite this unconventional approach, Klein soon caught the attention of publications like Vogue, who admired his fresh take on photographing fashion. Now 82-years-old, Klein has had countless exhibitions, dabbled in painting and architecture, and directed stacks of documentaries including Muhammad Ali: The Greatest. More at artnet.com.

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