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Friday Inspiration – William Klein

William Klein was born of Jewish immigrant parents in New York in 1928. He adored the Museum of Modern Art, which was like a second home to him from age 12 on. At the age of 14, three years ahead of his classmates, he enrolled at City College of New York to study sociology. When he was 18, he spent two years in the US army, before completing his course. As an artist using photography, he set out to re-invent the photographic document. Klein shocked the established order of the photography world with photos that were often blurred or out of focus, prints that were high contrast, and with his use of high-grain film and wide angles. He earned a reputation as an anti-photographer’s photographer.

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