William Klein exhibit opens in Milan

15 June-11 Sept. The Human Factor: photos, installations and films.

A colourful, innovative, unexpected but classic retrospective of work of the eclectic William Klein, who is not only a photographer, but also an artist, a cinematographer, a designer, and a writer.

The exhibition "The Human Factor” at Milan’s Palazzo della Ragione in the central Piazza Mercanti will run from 15 June to 11 September with a renewed installation created specifically for the exhibition through a rich multimedia set-up.

American-born Klein bought his first camera in Paris in 1954 from Henri Cartier-Bresson. After working in Rome with Fellini, Pasolini and Moravia, and travelling to Moscow and Tokyo, Klein settled in Paris where he has worked ever since. His talent has left its mark on fashion photography, film-making including shorts and documentaries, TV commercials and photo-journalism.

He has been awarded the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS), the Prix Nadar and the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award at the Sony World Photography Awards.