Street Theatre in Tokyo, William Klein, c. 1961

Street Theatre in Tokyo, William Klein, c. 1961

gelatin silver print, h 434mm × w 584mm More details
© William Klein

With his photo books of New York, Rome, Tokyo, and Moscow, William Klein disregarded traditional aesthetic photographic conventions. The abruptly cropped compositions and coarse, grainy quality of the image contrast greatly with the groomed photographs he took for Vogue magazine. This photograph of a theatrical company in Tokyo is as ‘spastic, somber and disquieting’ as their dance, as Klein described it.

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