William Klein

William Klein has a reputation as an ‘enfant terrible’. Even within his profession, Klein is called the bad boy of photography. Some abhor him, while others adore him, but never of course without first expressing a feeling that lies somewhere between fear and fascination. The journey of his career is certainly impressing. It speaks to the vivacity of his spirit and depth of artistic talent. At the venerable age of 84, there is no question of retiring! His schedule is as busy as that of a minister: publishing two books; showcasing his photographs at the Tate Modern in London; and filming a documentary between Paris and New York for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Thankfully for us, William Klein will be making his way to Montréal this fall. He will be attending a retrospective honouring his films and an exposition of his photographs at the Cinémathèque québécoise during the New Film Festival.
Annie Horth

Annie Horth

“It’s important to adapt haute couture pieces for the stage. In the end, it becomes more of a costuming-designing job. The most important thing in my work is to preserve a sense of realism and modernity throughout everything I do. I am not at all attracted by complicated styles that are gimmicky and give a costume-like look.”