Hans Finsler


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(1891–1972), German-born photographer, active in Switzerland. He studied architecture and art history before taking up photography in the 1920s. His work was dominated by contemporary Neue Sachlichkeit. In 1932 he settled in Zurich, established a studio for advertising photography, and founded a photography class at the Design School which he headed until 1957. He taught many famous Swiss photographers, including Werner Bischof, René Burri, Emil Schulthess, and René Gröbli.

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