Born in June 26, 1927, Jerry Schatzberg was a photographer and film director. He was catapulted into notoriety after releasing his debut feature film, Puzzle of a Downfall Child staring Faye Dunaway. Schatzberg went on to direct a number of films such as Scarecrow, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Honeysuckle Rose, Nelson, and Misunderstood (based on a novel by Florence Montgomery). One of Schatzberg's photographs was famously used as the cover of the Bob Dylan album "Blonde on Blonde", released in 1966. This, along with other images of Dylan captured by Schatzberg, were released as a book titled Thin Wild Mercury, published by Genesis Publications. Schatzberg continues to live and work in New York.
Rizzoli's publication Women Then: Photographs 1954-1969, features a collection of rare and intimate photographs by Schatzberg. Designed by Ruth Ansel, the book merges fashion and portraiture, and features iconic personalities like Nico, Faye Dunaway, Edie Sedgwick, Sharon Tate, and Catherine Deneuve.
Women Then: Photographs 1954-69 is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: New York