Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Alex Gurian reviews Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt (May 2, 1904 – December 20, 1983) was a British photographer. He is known for images of British culture, though his work encompasses a variety of subjects. After World War I, he contracted tuberculosis and spent many of his early days in a sanitarium in Switzerland. Brandt began his photographic career as Man Ray’s assistant in Paris, and when he moved to London three years later, began documenting British culture through photo, which was not widespread at the time. One of his most widely known works is a series of nudes done in the 1940’s and onwards.

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