Steve Schapiro: American Edge
Schapiro began traveling throughout America in the 1960's capturing the edge and the essence of that spirited and turbulent era. Schapiro traveled with Bobby Kennedy during his presidential campaign , and with writer James Baldwin through the American South. Since that time he has worked on numerous and diverse assignments , from documenting drug addiction in East Harlem to creating still photographs for films like the Godfather and Midnight Cowboy. His portraits, from album covers for Barbara Streisand to Life Magazine covers of Marlon Brando and Truman Capote are classics. He also has created some of the most memorable photographs of celebrities from Andy Warhol and Magritte to Ike and Tina Turner and Samuel Beckett. His work has appeared in Life, Look Time and Newsweek. Schapiro continues to go on assignment , continuing to build on a body of work whose images are as timely today as the moments in which they were taken.