Robert Mapplethorpe

1946 - 1989

Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Michael Mapplethorpe (; November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits, and still-life images. His most controversial works documented and examined the homosexual male BDSM subculture of New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Mapplethorpe has received more than 2,299,835 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 33rd most popular photographer.

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Among photographers, Robert Mapplethorpe ranks 33 out of 87Before him are Roger Fenton, Elliott Erwitt, Lewis Hine, Annie Leibovitz, Irving Penn, and Edward Weston. After him are André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, Philippe Halsman, Carl Van Vechten, Cornell Capa, William Klein, and Marc Riboud.

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Among people born in 1946, Robert Mapplethorpe ranks 130Before him are Brenda Blethyn, Ralf Hütter, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Robby Krieger, Bigas Luna, and Jochen Mass. After him are Craig Venter, Thongloun Sisoulith, Jan Kodeš, Patrick Head, Sonia Gandhi, and John Heard. Among people deceased in 1989, Robert Mapplethorpe ranks 82Before him are R. D. Laing, Victor French, Hassan Fathy, Giuseppe Siri, Mihály Lantos, and Arseny Tarkovsky. After him are Nicolás Guillén, Lucille Ball, Charles Vanel, Elisaveta Bykova, Margarete Buber-Neumann, and Cesare Zavattini.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Mapplethorpe ranks 2,179 out of 12,171Before him are Leslie White (1900), James Heckman (1944), Henry H. Arnold (1886), Barry Manilow (1943), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), and Wes Anderson (1969). After him are Steve Carell (1962), James M. Cain (1892), William M. Branham (1909), Eva Longoria (1975), Robert Garrett (1875), and Darren Aronofsky (1969).

Among PHOTOGRAPHERS In United States

Among photographers born in United States, Robert Mapplethorpe ranks 12Before him are Berenice Abbott (1898), Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894), Lewis Hine (1874), Annie Leibovitz (1949), Irving Penn (1917), and Edward Weston (1886). After him are Carl Van Vechten (1880), William Klein (1928), Paul Strand (1890), Nan Goldin (1953), Imogen Cunningham (1883), and Herb Ritts (1952).

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