William Klein At The Tate Modern
Last week as the PONY USA team traveled to London to watch the New York Knicks take on the Pistons, we decided to take a quick visit to the world renowned photographer William Klein’s latest exhibition at the Tate Modern. For those that aren’t familiar with William Klein is a photographer and filmmaker from New York noted to for his ironic approach to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography.
The exhibition assembles over 300 works by Klein and Moriyama and includes films, installations, contact sheets and vintage prints. Many of Klein’s wide-angle photographs capture people in parades and protest rallies. Captivated by people’s faces, to get a better perspective Klein would join the marches and shoot his subjects close up from inside the crowd. The results are raw expressions of movement and vitality, in which grain and motion-blur feature heavily.