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William Klein in conversation with Alan Yentob

William Klein

25/02/2014 5:00 pm
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The influential photographer, painter and filmmaker comes to Jewish Book Week to discuss his career and life with Alan Yentob. Klein (American, born 1928), the subject of a retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012, is known for his evocative street photography, pioneering fashion photography and experimental filmmaking

William Klein

William Klein (b. 1928, New York) trained at the Sorbonne and spent a brief period in the Paris studio of Fernand Léger before embarking on a groundbreaking career as a photographer and filmmaker. His revolutionary techniques pioneered a new vision, manifested in his Vogue covers as well as his many iconic books. Klein is the recipient of many awards, and was made a Commander of Arts and Letters in France in 1989. Now 85, he continues to live and work in Paris.

Alan Yentob

Alan Yentob is the Creative Director of the BBC and Editor and Presenter of the Imagine programme. His films include Cracked Actor: David Bowie. He created the arts series Arena and introduced many innovative programmes including Have I Got News For You? and Absolutely Fabulous as controller of BBC Two and BBC One. He is also Chair of the Trustees of the children’s charity Kids Company.