Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who worked for The New York Times for forty years, died in Manhattan on Saturday at the age of 87.
A regular presence on the streets of New York, either on foot or on bicycle, Cunningham didn’t miss a trick, chronicling the ever-changing fashions and trends of the city, as we moved away from “formality and toward something more diffuse and individualistic,” writes Jacob Bernstein in The New York Times.
Cunningham received the Legion of Honor in 2008 and was designated a living landmark in 2009 by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Cunningham had been hospitalized recently after having a stroke. Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for the newspaper, confirmed his death.