Legendary Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham Dies

The octogenarian was the father of street-style photography

A young Bill Cunningham
26 Jun 2016

A young Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham on the street
26 Jun 2016

Bill Cunningham on the street

Photo: Jiyang Chen

Cunningham on the street
26 Jun 2016

Cunningham on the street

Cunningham at New York Fashion Week
26 Jun 2016

Cunningham at New York Fashion Week

Photo: The New York Times

Cunningham's Facades series featured period costumes against a backdrop of 60s New York
26 Jun 2016

Cunningham's Facades series featured period costumes against a backdrop of 60s New York


Cunningham's Facades series featured period costumes against a backdrop of 60s New York
26 Jun 2016

Cunningham's Facades series featured period costumes against a backdrop of 60s New York

Cunningham on the street at New York Fashion Week
26 Jun 2016

Cunningham on the street at New York Fashion Week

Photo: The New York Times

A shop window in New York celebrating the photographer
26 Jun 2016

A shop window in New York celebrating the photographer

Photo: Freeverse 

Bill Cunningham, the iconic blue-jacketed New York Times photographer whose images paved the way for street-style photography as we know it now, has passed away at the age of 87 following a stroke.

“I realised that you didn’t know anything unless you photographed the shows and the street, to see how people interpreted what designers hoped they would buy.”

Above, we celebrate the man who was always on the lookout for beauty with a selection of images that reflect who he was. RIP, Mr Cunningham.

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