William Klein

William Klein

William Klein (April 19, 1926 – September 10, 2022) was a photographer and filmmaker noted to for his ironic approach to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography. Trained as a painter, Klein studied under Fernand Léger and found early success with exhibitions of his work. However, he 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 tends to be cited in photography books along with Robert Frank as among the fathers of street photography, one of those mixed compliments that classifies a man who is hard to classify. The world of fashion would become the subject for Klein's first feature film, Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?, which, like his other two fiction features, Mr. Freedom and Le Couple Témoin, is a satire. Klein directed numerous short and feature-length documentaries and produced over 250 television commercials. Though American by birth, Klein lived and worked in France since his late teens. His work has sometimes been openly critical of American society and foreign policy; the film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum once wrote that Klein's 1968 satire Mr. Freedom was "conceivably the most anti-American movie ever made". Description above from the Wikipedia article William Klein, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

  • Title: William Klein
  • Popularity: 1.896
  • Known For: Directing
  • Birthday: 1926-04-19
  • Place of Birth: New York City, USA
  • Homepage: http://www.polkagalerie.com/fr/william-klein-biographie.htm
  • Also Known As: Bill Klein
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William Klein Movies

  • 1962
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    La Jetée

    La Jetée

    7.876 1962 HD

    A man is sent back and forth and in and out of time in an experiment that attempts to unravel the fate and the solution to the problems of a...

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  • 1998
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    In and Out of Fashion

    In and Out of Fashion

    6 1998 HD

    The legendary photographer William Klein has designed this fascinating book on fashion photography, with a selection of images from throughout his...

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  • 2000
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    Delphine Seyrig, portrait d'une comète

    Delphine Seyrig, portrait d'une comète

    1 2000 HD

    Delphine Seyrig, an extraordinary woman and actress, died on October 15, 1990. From "Last Year at Marienbad" by Alain Resnais to "India Song" by...

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  • 2013
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    記録 / Movie In London, Daido Moriyama

    記録 / Movie In London, Daido Moriyama

    1 2013 HD

    Kiroku(RECORD)| Movie in LONDON, DAIDO MORIYAMA” is a Documentary Film about the acclaimed photographer Daido Moriyama's journey through his...

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  • 1969
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    Mr. Freedom

    Mr. Freedom

    5.19 1969 HD

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  • 1969
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    Mr. Freedom

    Mr. Freedom

    5.19 1969 HD

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  • 1974
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    Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

    Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

    5.969 1974 HD

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  • 1967
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    Far from Vietnam

    Far from Vietnam

    7 1967 HD

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  • 1966
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    Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

    Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

    6.4 1966 HD

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  • 1966
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    Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

    Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

    6.4 1966 HD

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  • 1977
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    The Model Couple

    The Model Couple

    4.4 1977 HD

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  • 1977
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    The Model Couple

    The Model Couple

    4.4 1977 HD

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  • 1958
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    Broadway by Light

    Broadway by Light

    6.789 1958 HD

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  • 1982
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    The French

    The French

    7.2 1982 HD

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  • 1966
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    Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

    Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

    6.4 1966 HD

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  • 1978
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    May Days

    May Days

    7 1978 HD

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  • 1969
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    The Panafrican Festival in Algiers

    The Panafrican Festival in Algiers

    10 1969 HD

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  • 1969
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    The Panafrican Festival in Algiers

    The Panafrican Festival in Algiers

    10 1969 HD

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  • 1980
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    The Little Richard Story

    The Little Richard Story

    9 1980 HD

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  • 1998
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    In and Out of Fashion

    In and Out of Fashion

    6 1998 HD

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  • 1978
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    May Days

    May Days

    7 1978 HD

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  • 1970
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    Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther

    Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther

    8.4 1970 HD

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  • 1999
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    Messiah

    Messiah

    8 1999 HD

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  • 1999
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    Messiah

    Messiah

    8 1999 HD

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  • 1985
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    Mode in France

    Mode in France

    1 1985 HD

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  • 1993
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    The King of Ads, Part 2

    The King of Ads, Part 2

    3 1993 HD

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  • 1964
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    Cassius le grand

    Cassius le grand

    1 1964 HD

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  • 1977
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    The Model Couple

    The Model Couple

    4.4 1977 HD

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  • 1974
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    Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

    Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

    5.969 1974 HD

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  • 1970
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    Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther

    Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther

    8.4 1970 HD

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  • 1977
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    Hollywood, California: A Loser's Opera

    Hollywood, California: A Loser's Opera

    6 1977 HD

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  • 1958
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    Broadway by Light

    Broadway by Light

    6.789 1958 HD

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  • 1958
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    Broadway by Light

    Broadway by Light

    6.789 1958 HD

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  • 1997
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    Contacts: Sophie Calle

    Contacts: Sophie Calle

    1 1997 HD

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  • 1985
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    Victoires de la musique

    Victoires de la musique

    1 1985 HD

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  • 1970
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    Victoires de la musique

    Victoires de la musique

    1 1970 HD

    Based on an idea by William Klein, CONTACTS is a series of 33 essential films to discover the artistic itinerary of the most important contemporary...

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