I. C. Rapoport

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I. C. Rapoport
Born May 13, 1937
Bronx, New York
Pen name Chuck
Occupation Photojournalist, Screenwriter
Nationality USA
Citizenship USA
Alma mater Ohio University
Period 1955-57
Genre Fine Arts
Subject Photography
Notable works Aberfan: The Days After & Jos. Pilates, Rare Photos
Spouse Mary J Feder

I.C. Rapoport (Chuck Rapoport) is known both for his work as a photojournalist in the 1960s and more recently as a TV and film screenwriter. Rapoport's photography career is noted for his Life Magazine photo essay on the aftermath of the tragic Aberfan, Wales disaster,[1] and also for his exclusive and rare photographs of Joseph Pilates, the now famous fitness master and creator of the Pilates Method.


  • Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writer's Award 1997
  • Nominated for Writers Guild Award 1997[2]


  • Sixty Strange Days - U S Army Basic Training in Words & Pictures (1966). OCLC 10943268. (out of print)
  • Aberfan: The Days After: A Journey in Pictures (regarding the aftermath of the Aberfan slag collapse of 1966), Parthian Books, Cardigan, Wales (2005). ISBN 978-1-902638-62-1 (in print)

Selected filmography[edit]


Rapoport's photographs of Samuel Beckett were displayed in the Beckett Exposition at the Pompidou Center in Paris (Spring-2007). In the winter of 2007, a one-man showing of Rapoport's work, titled: Rapoport-Icons (JFK, Jackie K, Truffaut, Fidel Castro, Becket, Aznavour, and others - from the days he worked for Paris Match) was held in Paris at the Jim Haynes Atelier.

A second showing of Rapoport-Icons were on display in Paris at the Book and Wine store, La Belle Hortense on rue Vieille du Temple in the Marais - Paris, in May 2008.

Another one-man photographic exhibition titled: Paris Est Une Fete - 1964, a collection of Rapoport's photographs taken in Paris during the summer of 1964, opened at the end of May, 2008 at Galerie le Simoun on rue Miromesnil in the 8th arrondissement, in Paris.

A second exhibit of the Paris Impressions photographs were shown Mayberry's in Rapoport's hometown of Pacific Palisades, California. Later in the winter of 2008, a larger showing of the Paris images will be exhibited at Equator Books in Venice, California.

In Feb. 2007, Rapoport held an exhibition in Venice, California at Equator Books of his photo series: Times Square: The Way It Was.

From 1970 to 2004 Rapoport wrote a dozen Movies of the Week for TV and worked as a staff writer and producer for Law & Order.

In April 2011, Rapoport held an exhibition in Santa Monica, California at Deyermond Art + Books of various photographs.


  1. ^ "Life magazine Aberfan display ", BBC News (April 9, 2005).
  2. ^ Robert W. Welkos (February 5, 1998). "First-Timers Dominate Writers Nods". Los Angeles Times. pp. F–51. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 

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