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Herbert Herb Ritts Jr. was a fashion photographer and director prolific for his photographs of celebrities, models, and other cultural figures throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His work concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits, often in the style of classical Greek sculpture, which emphasized the human shape.

Ritts’ work with them ushered in the 1990s era of the supermodel and was consecrated by one of his most celebrated images, Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989 taken for Rolling Stone Magazine.

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From 1996 to 1997 Herb Ritts’ work was displayed at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, attracting more than 250,000 people to the exhibit, and in 2003 a solo exhibition was held at the Daimaru Museum, in Kyoto, Japan.

Herb Ritts (1952–2002) fashioned himself into one of the top photographers to emerge from the 1980s.

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