For the first time, iconic fine art prints of Stanley Kubrick’s work as a photojournalist for Look magazine are available for sale, with the majority of the proceeds going to the Museum of the City of New York.
In 1945, at the age of 17, Kubrick sold a photograph to Look magazine of a newsvendor reacting to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A few months later, Kubrick joined Look’s staff to become the youngest staff photographer in the magazine’s history. He continued to work for Look magazine until 1950 when he left to pursue filmmaking.
It was during this period that Kubrick’s style first became apparent. His photographs are classic Kubrick: a complex blend of composition, drama, light and mystery. As Steven Spielberg has stated about Kubrick — “Nobody could shoot a picture better in history.”