Steve Schapiro, Photojournalist and Film Industry Photographer, Dies at 87

Steve Schapiro, Photojournalist and Film Industry Photographer, Dies at 87
Steve Schapiro, a famed photojournalist whose work covering the entertainment industry spawned enduring images of films like “The Godfather” and “Taxi Driver,” died from pancreatic cancer at his home in Chicago on Sunday evening. He was 87 years old.

Schapiro began his pursuit of photography at the age of nine, beginning by capturing New York City. He went on to live with and study under photojournalist W. Eugene Smith. During the 1960’s, Schapiro’s photographs began to appear in publications like Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and others.

He also produced photo-essays with a sociological emphasis, reporting on subjects like narcotics addiction,
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