ⓘ Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham

ⓘ Bill Cunningham

William John Bill Cunningham Jr. was an American fashion photographer for The New York Times. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Cunningham was known for his candid and street photography. He first became known as a designer of womens hats before moving on to writing about fashion for Womens Wear Daily and the Chicago Tribune. He began taking candid photographs on the streets of New York City. His work came to the attention of The New York Times with a 1978 capture of Greta Garbo in an unguarded moment. Cunningham reported for the paper from 1978 to 2016.

Cunningham died from complications of a stroke at a New York City hospital on June 25, 2016, aged 87.


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Media related to Bill Cunningham at Wikimedia Commons

  • On the Street Archived 2010-07-15 at the Wayback Machine, Cunninghams weekly slideshow for the New York Times online
  • Tashjian, Rachel June 25, 2016. "Bill Cunningham, Pioneering Fashion Photographer of the Street, Dies at 87". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  • Michallon, Clemence June 25, 2016. "Legendary New York fashion and street photographer Bill Cunningham dies aged 87". Daily Mail. Retrieved June 25, 2016.