Steve Schapiro (born 1934, in New York) is a legendary American photographer. Just the list of people Steve Schapiro has photographed during his career reads like a Who’s Who of the most influential politicians, celebrities and newsmakers in American history over the last five decades. But that Schapiro captured his subjects during their pivotal and seminal moments—Robert F. Kennedy during his 1968 presidential campaign; Marlon Brando on the set of The Godfather; Andy Warhol and muse Edie Sedgwick in The Factory, among others—lends his photographs an added significance. They aren’t just remarkable portraits of remarkable people, but snapshots into our country’s historical and cultural milestones.
Steve Schapiro’s new exhibition, titled ‘Heroic Times’, is currently hosted at Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York (Dec. 14, 2017 through Jan. 27, 2018.