1893–1985), German photographer who made his reputation with the early illustrated photo magazines the Münchner and Berliner illustrirten. The Nazi seizure of power obliged him to leave for England in 1934. He joined Picture Post at its inception, and in 1938 became its chief photographer. He remained until the paper's demise in 1951, working for the last three years as its ‘colour specialist’. He travelled and photographed across the world, documenting nations at war, at work, and in repose. He was a master of non-studio portraiture, and his images of statesmen like Mussolini and Churchill brought him international fame.
From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Photography and Photographs.