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La Dolce Vita

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In 1956, photographer William Klein traveled to Rome to work on Federico Fellini’s movie “Nights of Cabiria.” Soon after his arrival, the film’s production was postponed and instead of returning to Paris, Klein decided to stay and photograph the city and its inhabitants. With his trademark “shoot anything and everything” style, Klein walked the streets of Rome finding inspiration in subjects like cafes, crowds and antiquities. Published three years later, Rome is a classic man-on-the-street photography book that serves as inspiration to modern-day blogs like The Sartorialist and even our own Stylesightings. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Aperture Foundation is releasing an updated two-volume edition which contains numerous full-bleed double-page spreads of the gritty and “blunt” images for which Klein is known.

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