Bill Cunningham

American, 1929–2016

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Bill Cunningham

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American, 1929–2016

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Legendary and singular, photographer Bill Cunningham has been chronicling what people wear in daily life and at high-society soirees, principally in New York City, for nearly 50 years. On his bike, outfitted in his blue workman’s smock and carrying his battered, film-based Nikon camera, he is a familiar figure on the streets of New York. Celebrating creativity and spotting trends, often before anyone else, he maintains two long-running columns in the New York Times: “On the Street,” focused on street fashion, and “Evening Hours,” focused on the gala and benefit scenes. He was recently the subject of a documentary, Bill Cunningham: New York (2010), in which he summed up his approach with characteristic modesty: “I don’t decide anything. I let the street speak to me, and in order for the street to speak to you, you’ve got to stay out there and see what it is.”

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Legendary and singular, photographer Bill Cunningham has been chronicling what people wear in daily life and at high-society soirees, principally in New York City, for nearly 50 years. On his bike, outfitted in his blue workman’s smock and carrying his battered, film-based Nikon camera, he is a familiar figure on the streets of New York. Celebrating creativity and spotting trends, often before anyone else, he maintains two long-running columns in the New York Times: “On the Street,” focused on street fashion, and “Evening Hours,” focused on the gala and benefit scenes. He was recently the subject of a documentary, Bill Cunningham: New York (2010), in which he summed up his approach with characteristic modesty: “I don’t decide anything. I let the street speak to me, and in order for the street to speak to you, you’ve got to stay out there and see what it is.”

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Articles Featuring Bill Cunningham
10 Iconic Photographers Who Immortalized the City Streets
Oct 5th, 2018
10 Iconic Photographers Who Immortalized the City Streets
The Artists We Lost in 2016
Dec 21st, 2016
The Artists We Lost in 2016
15 Artists Who Captured New York Life on the Subway
Oct 11th, 2016
15 Artists Who Captured New York Life on the Subway
Remembering Street Style Inventor Bill Cunningham through His Early Photographs
Jun 27th, 2016
Remembering Street Style Inventor Bill Cunningham through His Early Photographs
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