Bill Cunningham’s columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours” in the NEW YORK TIMES presented the true New York. He photographed stars, at gala events, and the style of the street from his bike. The New York icon, who died in 2016 at the age of 87, didn’t considered himself so much a trend scout but rather a collector and archivist. The Bruce Silverstein Gallery in Manhattan is now showing more than 80 vintage prints in a glamorous exhibition of the inhabitants of New York from five decades.
From the social elite to regular people on the streets, Bill Cunningham portrayed some of the most stylish and truly fashionable people for decades. Usually dressed in his recognizable vivid blue jacket, which many industry professionals wore to pay him an homage when he passed away back in 2016, he could be seen grazing the streets of any fashion city with a keen eye for detail, looking to capture the most interesting and unique looks he came across. Opening on September 26th, Bruce Silverstein gallery in NYC is opening the exhibition Bill Cunningham | New York, New York, featuring over eighty unique vintage photographs spanning five decades.
Bill Cunningham, the photographer who died in 2016 aged 87, was the the father of street photography and rode his bicycle around town from the late 1960s, shooting stylish passersby until his death. His "On the Street" photospread in The New York Times each week captured Manhattan style.