Catalogue of the exhibition presented from 14 June 2019 to 29 September 2019 in Sion, Centre culturel de la Fondation Fellini.
Steve Schapiro is one of the greatest American photographers. Specialized in photojournalism, he is also famous for his photos of legendary films such as The Godfather or Taxi Driver.
An admirer of Henri Cartier Bresson for his journalistic photographs, Steve Schapiro quickly turned to this kind of image. It was then with William Eugene Smith, an emblematic figure of American photojournalism, that he practiced and learned photographic techniques. From 1961, Steve Schapiro embarked on a career as a freelance photojournalist and had his pictures published in world-renowned magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Time and Paris Match. The political, cultural and social upheavals of the 1960s in the United States provided Schapiro with a particularly stimulating environment for his work and enabled him to assert himself as a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker.