Whether documentary or portraiture, American photographer Steve Schapiro knows the best of both worlds. First gaining the reputation as a photojournalist, and capturing the key moments of the African-American Civil Rights movement, he is also known as the photographer of the most iconic people.
Under the tutelage of W. Eugene Smith, with the utmost admiration on Henri Cartier-Bresson, his role model, he would produce the most iconic portraits and photographs. The passionate photographer could nail whatever he has set his eyes on.
In this book Steve Schapiro; Then and Now reveals his retrospective archive, from the expressive portraits coming from celebrity culture namely Barbara Streisand, Marlon Brando, David Bowie, Robert de Niro and Jodie Foster, to the key figures of society and politics -- Martin Luther King Jr. being the most prominent. This book showcases unpublished works.
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