Steve Schapiro: Then and Now
September 19, 2012 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
Freedom Bus, Summer of 1964 © Steve Schapiro
Via La Journal de la Photographie (with slide show)
Robert Kennedy was the most imposing politician he ever met. And Johnny Depp is incredibly photogenic. Steve Schapiro (1934 in Brooklyn) ought to know, because he has actually photographed them all: his expressive portraits of Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali, Barbara Streisand, Marlon Brando, David Bowie, Jodie Foster, and Robert de Niro are part of our collective visual memory. Besides his work with the stars, Schapiro and his camera accompanied the greatest political and social upheavals of the sixties and seventies. These photographs have also achieved iconic status.
This volume includes a selection of photos taken over a period of more than fifty. In the accompanying essays, Schapiro explains how they were created, describing his experiences in a lively, humorous way. Along with previously unpublished photographs, the book also features new works by the timeless master.
Steve Schapiro, Then and Now
Texts by Steve Schapiro, interview with the artist by Matthias Harder, graphic design by Julia Günther, Steve Schapiro
Editor : Hatje Cantz
272 pages, 25 x 31 cm