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SCHATZBERG, Jerry

PORTRAIT-SCHATZBERGBorn in 1927 in New York City, United States.

Lives and works in New York City.


From creator of poetic images to compelling storyteller, Jerry Schatzberg has, over the past four decades, excelled in both the realms of photography and filmmaking. Published in Vogue, McCall’s, Esquire, Glamour, and Life in the 1960’s; Schatzberg captured intimate portraits of the generation’s most notable artists, celebrities and thinkers (from Bob Dylan to Robert Rauschenberg). Schatzberg transitioned from photographer to filmmaker, beginning a career as a director and soon became one of the leading protagonists in the 1970s Hollywood Renaissance. His filmography includes Puzzle of a Downfall Child, The Panic in Needle Park, Scarecrow, Reunion, and his most recent, The Day the Ponies Come Back. His films mark a significant time in the history of film when the importance of solid and introspective narrative proved paramount.

He is represented by the Dina Verney Gallery, Paris, and the Staley/ Wise Gallery, New York.


Jerry Schatzberg presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2008: Moving pictures, at the Grande Halle.