Rome 56


I’ve always been a big fan of William Klein but probably my favorite images are those he took in Italy in the mid 1950’s.
They are impressive in their ability to depict a culture to which Klein was a total stranger.
His brilliant early work in New York were taken in neighborhoods he knew well as a native New Yorker but in his Rome pictures we get a sense of the inside outsider, someone who, while not a local, is in tune with the attitudes of the people around him.
As always with Klein’s street work they keep the up close and personal intimacy that’s a trademark of his output.







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