NYT Photographer, Bill Cunningham, Dead at Age 87

NYT Photographer, Bill Cunningham, Dead at Age 87


Fashion and style isn’t uniquely New York’s, but it does have permanent roots there. Forty years of those roots can be measured in the trappings of the weave of photos captured by New York Times fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham.

Few photographers ever end up the subject of a documentary filmmaker, but Mr. Cunningham found himself in front of the lens in 2011 when Richard Press gave him a self titled film, “Bill Cunningham New York.” Bill biked, stayed healthy and active his entire life and by all accounts was exactly who you saw, smiling and enjoying every moment of his career- spanning half a century.

The photos he took remind us why we loved him. He didn’t look for a subject to photograph. He found beauty in a rugged, at times overpowering city, causing the the subject find his lens out of refuge. He singled out beauty effortlessly.

We send our love to the great Bill Cunningham.