William Klein (1926 – 2022) was an American-French photographer and film director.
He is known for such photos as Broadway and 103rd Street, New York, 1954–1955 and films such as Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966), Mr. Freedom (1969) and The Model Couple (1977).
Klein was unassuming, unpretentious and had a healthy dose of humor. Here at Jahsonic we have lots of sympathy for mr. Klein. He strikes us as a nobrow artist, a category we hold in high esteem.
Enrique Metinides was a Mexican photojournalist working for the nota roja tabloids, producing pictures of murders and accidents such as “Adela Legarreta Rivas is struck by a white Datsun on Avenida Chapultepec, Mexico City, 29 April 1979” (1979).
Letizia Battaglia was an Italian photographer whose photos documented Sicilian life, but especially the Sicilian Mafia.
The book was hailed by Martin Parr as “a brilliant piece of social documentation, catching perfectly the loneliness, sadness and desperation that so often accompany sexual or human relationships in a big, hard metropolis like Tokyo.”
Of all the deads I posted about since the death of Elza Soares, this one is the most interesting one. Erotomania is still my main affliction. Long live public sex and its voyeurs.
Sabine Weiss was a Swiss photographer, best known for her street photography in the humanist style.
Her work reflects the optimism of the Wirtschaftswunder, of ‘Les trente glorieuses’, of the post–World War II economic expansion.
Furthermore, the term humanist photography, strictly linked with the Family of Man photo exhibition which traveled around the world, was the instrumentalization of photography to obtain “niemals wieder Krieg!.”
Mick Rock was a British photographer known for such portraits as Iggy Pop on the cover of Raw Power (1973).
Eddy Posthuma de Boer was a Dutch photographer.