Jerry Schatzberg (born June 26, 1927 in Bronx, New York) is a photographer and film director.
He photographed for magazines such as Vogue, Esquire and McCalls. He made his debut as a feature film director with 1970's Puzzle of a Downfall Child starring Faye Dunaway. He went on to direct films such as Scarecrow, which shared the grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Honeysuckle Rose with Willie Nelson, Misunderstood, Street Smart in 1987, and The Panic in Needle Park, which starred Al Pacino.
He was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004.
As a still photographer, one of Schatzberg's most famous images was the cover photo of the Bob Dylan album Blonde on Blonde, released in 1966. A collection of Schatzberg's images of Dylan was published by Genesis Publications in 2006, titled Thin Wild Mercury. Still resides in New York City, where he is working on several film projects, including a sequel to Scarecrow.
In 1968, Schatzberg was divorced in Juarez, Mexico, by Corinne Schatzberg, his wife of 18 years, on grounds of incompatibility. They had two children together. At the time of the divorce, Schatzberg was widely known as Faye Dunaway's fiancé. In 1969, Dunaway left Schatzberg for actor Marcello Mastroianni.