Will McBride (1931-2015) is a famous photographer in reportage, art photography and book illustration. He is also known as a painter and sculptor.
He grew up in Chicago, attended the University of Vermont, then the Art Institute of Chicago, and finally graduated from Syracuse University in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.
He has lived in Germany since 1955. In 2004 McBride won the German equivalent of a Nobel Prize for photography, the Dr. Erich Salomon Prize.
His work has been published in Twen, among other European magazines. The bulk of his photography work is not often seen in the USA, due to its frank openess about young male nudity and his past experiences with censorship and persecution around his photography for his 1975 book Show Me! (German title Zeig Mal!) - which was banned in the USA in the 1980s.
Solo exhibitions since 2000 have included: the Galleria dґArte Moderna, Bologna; Dany Keller Galerie, Munich; and the Galerie argus fotokunst, Berlin.