JERRY SCHATZBERG was born in the Bronx, New York in 1927. He attended the University of Miami. His started his career as a freelance fashion photographer as assistant to Bill Helburn in the 1950's. He was published in magazines such as Vogue, McCalls, Esquire, Glamour, Town and Country, and Life throughout the 1960's.
Schatzberg reinvented the formal conventions of his time. Influenced by New Wave films from Europe, his early work is characterized by a cinematic atmosphere with an emphasis on location, wide shots, and odd angles, to convey action, scale, and mood. Through engagement with his subjects, he built character and story with visual gestures and cues.
His rise as a world-class portrait photographer is marked by his intimate and emblematic images of emerging talents and thinkers of the 1960’s, including Bob Dylan, Fidel Castro, The Rolling Stones, Andy Warhol, Faye Dunaway, Catherine Deneuve and many others.
Schatzberg made his directorial debut in the 1970’s with ‘Puzzle of a Downfall Child’ starring Faye Dunaway, which was soon followed by ‘The Panic in Needle Park’ starring Al Pacino. Gene Hackman co-starred with Pacino in ‘Scarecrow’, which won the Golden Palm at The Cannes Film Festival in 1973.
BOOKS by Jerry Schatzberg
"Women Then: Photographs 1954-1969" [Hardcover]
by Julia Morton (Author) , Jerry Schatzberg (Photographer) , Gail Buckland (Preface) published by Rizzoli, 1st edition (October 12, 2010)
"Paris 1962: Yves Saint Laurent and Dior, Christian Dior, The Early Collections" [Hardcover]
Jerry Schatzberg (Author), Julia Morton (Author), Patricia Bosworth (Introduction) published by Rizzoli, 1st edition (April 29, 2008)
"Thin Wild Mercury: Touching Dylan's Edge" [Hardcover]
Jerry Schatzberg (photographer) published by Genesis Editions, collector & deluxe edition (2006)
EXHIBITIONS : Solo & Retrospectives (selected)
2013 ART BASEL MIAMI, Nikola Rukaj Gallery
2013 ART SOUTHHAMPTON, N.Y., Nikola Rukaj Gallery
2013 CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, "Schatzberg"
2013 AIPAD, Steven Kasher Gallery, N.Y.
2011 MUSEE MAILLOL, Banyuls Sur Mer, France,"Bob Dylan"
2009 INSTITUT LUMIERE, Lyon Film Festival, Lyon, France
2008 PROUD GALLERY, London, U.K., "Bob Dylan"
2006 LE GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France, "Bob Dylan"
2006 GALLERIE LUC BELLIER, Paris, France, "Bob Dylan"
2006 ATLAS GALLERY, London, U.K.,"Jerry Schatzberg: Photographs" Retrospective
2004 SOFIA FILM FESTIVAL BULGARIA, Sredetz Gallery
2003 JANOS GAT GALLERY, N.Y., “Behind the Scene, a Collection”
2003 STALEY/WISE, N.Y., “Homonym”
2002 HELLENIC AMERICAN UNION Athens, Greece, Retrospective
2002 MUSEUM OF CINEMA, Torino, Italy, Retrospective
2002 ALBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Retrospective
2001 INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL, Greece
2000 DINA VIERNY, Paris, France, Retrospective
1999 PAMUKBANK FOTOGRAF GALERISI, Istanbul, Turkey
1996 STALEY/WISE N.Y., Retrospective
1985 ALLIANCE FRANCAIS N.Y.,“Behind The Scene, a Collection”
1983 CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris, France, Retrospective