Obituaries 

William Klein (1928-2022)

William Klein (1928-2022)
Obituaries 

William Klein (1928-2022)

 Andy Grundberg   /  Source:  The Washington Post
13/09/2022


William Klein, an American expatriate photographer whose often frenetic and sometimes blurred images of urban street life and modern fashion were wildly innovative while conveying the pointed social criticism of a self-declared outsider, died Sept. 10 in Paris. He was 96.

His nephew Larry Reichman confirmed his death but did not cite a cause.

From his earliest years, Mr. Klein said, he was attuned to seeing the world as a perpetual foreigner. He grew up in Depression-era Manhattan, a Jewish boy in a largely Irish neighborhood where he endured poverty and antisemitic bullying. Self-reliance and a quick eye for his surroundings were means to survival — and so was art. At 12, he began spending weekends roaming the Museum of Modern Art, where his own work would one day be displayed...

The Washington Post: William Klein, innovative street and fashion photographer, dies at 96


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