© Steve Schapiro. Amateur Hour, The Apollo Theater, Harlem, 1961.
Steve Schapiro (born in Brooklyn, New York 1934) is the photographer behind countless now-classic portraits of rock stars, film stars and politicians from the 1960s and 70s. He has worked as a film set photographer on more than 200 Hollywood movies, and his extraordinary access has been the hallmark of his career. An accomplished photojournalist, he also documented the political and social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Steve Schapiro: Then And Now (Hatje Cantz, December 2012) looks back at Schapiro’s diverse career, from 1961 to 2011. The book reproduces more than 170 images–most of them previously unpublished–of the celebrities, politicians and ordinary people that Schapiro has photographed over the last half century.
© Steve Schapiro. Warhol Entourage Triptych, New York, 1965.
© Steve Schapiro. Marlon Brando, Makeup Session for The Godfather, New York, 1971.
© Steve Schapiro. Marcello Mastroianni, New York, 1962.
© Steve Schapiro. David Bowie with Buster Keaton Book, Los Angeles, 1975.