Klein imageThe Holy family on bike, Roma 1956

Picture credit: Copyright William Klein/Courtesy HackelBury Fine Art, London

Sony has named photographer William Klein as this year?s winner of its Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award.

Klein will receive the honours at the Sony World Photography Awards ceremony in London on 26 April.

The New York-born fashion photographer and filmmaker worked for Vogue magazine from 1955-1965, after which he focused on filmmaking.

He returned to photography in the 1980s and won the Hasselblad Award in 1990.

Klein, now aged 83, lives in France where he continues to work.