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Werner Bischof

Bischof’s biography is that of a modern man. During his studio period in Zurich in the 1930s, he adopted “Neues Sehen”. At the end of the Second World War, he produced extensive documentation of the destruction and initial rebuilding throughout Europe. During the early days of photojournalism, Bischof published his photographs in the most significant magazines in the Western world and became the first member of the legendary group Magnum Photos.

His reporting of the famine in India brought Bischof international acclaim in 1951. He pursued his interest in the relationship between tradition and modernity on extended travels through Asia. In autumn 1953, Bischof made largescale color photographs in the USA and then, in his ongoing search for harmony between man and nature, he travelled through Central America to South America, where he died in 1954 in an automobile accident in the Andes.

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