Laurence Schiller, 1936

Born in Brooklyn in 1936, LAWRENCE SCHILLER’S work began in junior high school in San Diego, when he received his first camera.

Though a childhood accident left him with impaired vision in one eye, he became an obsessive photographer; even while attending Pepperdine College, his pictures had already appeared in LifeSportPlayboyGlamour, and the Saturday Evening Post. Schiller’s interests and ambitions soon developed into a profession in print journalism, documenting major stories for glossy magazines all over the world, includingLifeLookNewsweekTimeParis MatchStern, and the London Sunday Times. His iconic images of Robert F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand, Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali, and Madame Nhu, among others are tributes to his doggedness, ingenuity, and charm as well as to his technical proficiency.

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