Imagine

Episode 3. Imagine: The Many Lives of William Klein

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Don’t feel ashamed or culturally benighted if you haven’t heard of “legendary” and “pioneering” photographer William Klein. He’s one of those figures who is a legend within the world of their art but have never crossed over to become a household name. The current retrospective at the Tate Modern will hope to change that, as will Alan Yentob in this profile exploring how Klein’s black-and-white street photography and subversive fashion images for Vogue helped shape the visual language of the 1960s.

About this programme

Alan Yentob meets William Klein, street photography pioneer and creator of some of the 20th century's most striking fashion images - not to mention his 20 films, including the first documentary of Muhammad Ali, in 1969, and the 1966 fashion satire Who Are You, Polly Magoo? As his work is celebrated with an exhibition at the Tate, Alan Yentob spends time with Klein to find out about his remarkable creative life.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Alan Yentob

Crew

Director
Richard Bright
Producer
Richard Bright
Series Editor
Alan Yentob
Categories
Arts
Documentary