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William Claxton, ColemanHawkins
William Claxton (1927-2008)

Born in Pasadena, California, William Claxton was best known for his photography of Jazz Musicians including Chet Baker, and celebrities such as Steve McQueen and Frank Sinatra. In 1967, Claxton created the film, “Basic Black,” which is credited as the first “fashion video,” and is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.