In Manhattan is the famous fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died at the age of 87. That has New York Times reported, the newspaper for which Cunningham 40 years he worked. He was recently hospitalized with a stroke.
“Bill Cunningham conjured up fashion photography to his own project of cultural anthropology in the streets of New York. He made the chronicle of the ever-changing social scene of an era for the New York Times, by diligently observing lens to focus on what people wear -stylish, flamboyant or simply remarkable,” says the American newspaper.
Cunningham was such a huge phenomenon in New York, that he even 2009 was declared a living monument. He was also easy to identify, since he is driving with his bike in Midtown, where he spends most of his photos attracted. He wore invariably a blue werkmanshemd, khaki pants and black sneakers, with his 35-millimetercamera around his neck. “Nothing escaped his gaze: no buideltasje, Birkin bag, houthakkershemd or fluorescent wielrennersbroek,” says New York Times.
In 2008, drew Cunningham to Paris, where he got the Legion of Honor was the most important French national award. In New York he was celebrated in fashion store Bergdorf Goodman, where a life-size mannequin of the man in front of the window was installed. (Belga)