Topic: Alfred Wertheimer

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Elvis in the Beginning: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer

No photographer would ever get as close to Elvis as Alfred Wertheimer. His intimate photographs of the young, rising star reveal a carefree and innocent time before he became a cultural icon. On the publication of Taschen’s new book, Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll, TIME met with Wertheimer to reminisce about the days and nights he spent with the rocker on the cusp of unfathomable fame.

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Happy 80th Birthday, Nina Simone: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer

On what would have been Nina Simone’s 80th birthday, LightBox celebrates her life and her legacy with a series of Alfred Wertheimer’s magnificent, intimate portraits of the star.

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