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Past Events

Backstage Polly Maggoo, 1966 © William Klein Courtesy HackelBury Fine Art
Hat with Five Roses,Barbara Mullen, Paris, 1956 © William Klein Courtesy HackelBury Fine Art
William Klein in conversation with Alan Yentob
William Klein, Alan Yentob
Sunday, 23 February 2014

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The influential photographer, painter and filmmaker comes to Jewish Book Week to discuss his career and life with Alan Yentob. Klein (American, born 1928), the subject of a retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012, is known for his evocative street photography, pioneering fashion photography and experimental filmmaking.

William Klein (b. 1928, New York) trained at the Sorbonne and spent a brief period in the Paris studio of Fernand Léger before embarking on a groundbreaking career as a photographer and filmmaker. His revolutionary techniques pioneered a new vision, manifested in his Vogue covers as well as his many iconic books. Klein is the recipient of many awards, and was made a Commander of Arts and Letters in France in 1989. Now 85, he continues to live and work in Paris.

Alan Yentob is the Creative Director of the BBC and Editor and Presenter of the Imagine programme. His films include Cracked Actor: David Bowie. He created the arts series Arena and introduced many innovative programmes including Have I Got News For You? and Absolutely Fabulous as controller of BBC Two and BBC One. He is also Chair of the Trustees of the children’s charity Kids Company.

This event is not included in the Kings Place multi-buy ticket offer. 

To buy books featured in this event please click hereTen per cent of all sale proceeds will go to Jewish Book Week, supporting the festival for future years.

 

Litkicks

Tablet Magazine celebrates Halban Publishers, "the best little publishing house in London", whose Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust by Rita Goldberg featured at this year's Jewish Book Week. Read more here and listen to the audio recording of the event here

 

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The Jewish Book Week and Kings Place teams would love to hear your responses to this year's festival.

Video

 
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