Bil Zelman

Bil Zelman

Bil Zelman (born August 24, 1972) is an American photographer and director known for his powerful, candid portraiture and spontaneous, photojournalistic style. Zelman developed a highly stylized form of hard-flash street photography while in art school, and Los Angeles Times art critic Leah Ollman compares the “psychological density” of his work to the likes of Garry Winogrand, Larry Fink, Diane Arbus, and William Klein—photographers who are “purposely getting it wrong in one way so as to get it right in another, disrupting visual order to ignite a kind of visceral disorder.”