William Klein

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William Klein (born April 19, 1928) is 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.He was ranked 25th on Professional Photographer’s Top 100 Most influential photographers.

Klein was born in New York, New York, on April 19, 1928, into an impoverished Jewish family.Klein graduated from high school early and enrolled at the City College of New York at the age of 14 to study sociology. Klein joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany and later France, where he would permanently settle after being discharged. In 1948.

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