Bill Cunningham New York

bill cunningham new york

Richard Press’s outstanding documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, offers a glimpse into the fascinating life and work of Bill Cunningham, the legendary New York Times’ fashion photographer who has made a career out of taking unexpected photos of everyday people, socialites and fashion personalities, for The New York Times’s On The Street and the Evening Hours columns.

The film enters his world, showing him at home in his tiny room at the Carnegie Hall Studios and as he travels through the streets of Manhattan on his trusty bicycle, observing his interactions with his subjects while taking photos.

Here’s the trailer. Will you see it, if you haven’t already? It’s out on DVD – you can buy it here and here. Or you can watch it on Netflix.

Check out Bill’s latest On The Street and Evening Hours columns for The New York Times, here

(Photo via: First Thought Films)



Fascinating man and brilliantly made documentary. I found his drive and creative eye inspirational, New York lover or not, this is a must see. Thanks for finding it for me.


Hi Dan – I agree, you don’t have to love NY to love Bill Cunningham. I can’t wait to see the new documentary about Iris Apfel either – there’s post on my blog under the ‘fashion + beauty’ header. Hope you enjoy!


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