Photo Journalist Werner Bischof
1916 – 1954 Born in Switzerland he was one of the Magnum Photographers. Bischof photographed the suffering endured by people post war.
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In 1945 Bischof photographed war-torn areas of France, Germany, and the Netherlands, and in the late 1940s he freelanced throughout Europe. After joining Magnum Photos (a photographers’ cooperative that then included Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour, and Ernst Haas) in 1949, Bischof continued to photograph on assignment for Life magazine and Paris-Match, among others. His work took him to India (where he movingly captured a famine in Bihar), Japan, Southeast Asia, Korea, the United States, and Latin America. A Magnum assignment, “Women Today,” which he had started in Finland, was the motivation for his travel in Latin America. He was killed when the car in which he was traveling went over the edge of a Peruvian gorge.
Collections of his photographs include Japan (1954), with a text by Robert Guillain; Incas to Indians (1956; also published as From Incas to Indios), created with photographers Robert Frank and Pierre Verger; The World of Werner Bischof (1959); and Werner Bischof (1966).
916 – 1954 Born in Switzerland he was one of the Magnum Photographers. Bischof photographed the suffering endured by people post war.
This image beside apart from portraying a Japanese tradition it is the light which causes you to look repeatedly at the image. It is as if a screen has been created between the two primary characters in the forefront and the other people standing watching in the background. It gives a sense of dimension to the
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What I have seen in Beschoffs photography is a love of people very personal shots at the forefront while also showing us glimpses of the traditions and location of the people with amazing composition. Each image tells a story and leaves us asking more of the image curious of what lies behind each image.
Barat Nathyam Dancer I particularly like how you feel as if you are looking in a window almost a fly on the wall view of the girl. The long hair takes center place in the image and brings your eye across the image.