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WILLIAM KLEIN : BROOKLYN + KLEIN

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Title Brooklyn + Klein
Artist William Klein
Year 2015
Medium Hardcover
Size 29,8 x 21 cm
Pages 120

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Sixty years after his work "Life is Good and Good for You in New York", William Klein (US, 1928) returns to his native roots to document Brooklyn. Commissioned by Sony, exclusively for their new Global Imaging Ambassadors program, this is the first time Klein produces work entirely on digital cameras. The energy and composition of the images are classic.

About the artist:

William Klein is a photographer and filmmaker renowned for his ironic approach to media. Trained as a painter, Klein studied under Fernand Léger. However, Klein soon moved on to photography and achieved widespread fame as a fashion photographer for Vogue and for his photo essays on various cities. Despite having no training as a photographer, Klein won the Prix Nadar in 1957 for ‚New York’, a book of photographs taken during a brief return to his hometown in 1954. Klein’s work was considered revolutionary for its ambivalent and ironic approach to the world of fashion, its uncompromising rejection of the then prevailing rules of photography and for his extensive use of wide-angle and telephoto lenses, natural lighting and motion blur. Klein has lived and worked in France since his late teens.

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