In the 1940s, Erwin Blumenfeld established himself in New York as one of the leading photographers. Join us online to hear Paris-based granddaughter Nadia Blumenfeld Charbit give her personal insights into his life and work:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
12:00 pm ET / 18:00 Uhr CET
”Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1968),
from Berlin to New York.
A Life in Photography”
Erwin Blumenfeld, The red cross, for Vogue US, 1945. © Erwin Blumenfeld Estate
“No medium of expression is art unless it becomes a vehicle for successfully transmitting an emotion from the one using to the one viewing it – and if it does this what difference is there what raw materials are used?”
Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) survived two world wars to become one of the world’s most highly-paid fashion photographers and a key influence on the development of photography as an art form. An experimenter and innovator, he produced an extensive body of work including drawings, collages, portraits and nudes, celebrity portraiture, advertising campaigns and his renowned fashion photography both in black and white and color. Yet one of the most innovative photographers of the 20th century is little known today – and the reasons for this lie in his unconventional lifestyle.
The photographer’s grandson Remy Blumenfeld explores the life of Erwin Blumenfeld in his 2013 documentary “The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women.” With contributions from leading photographers Rankin, Nick Knight and Sølve Sundsbø; and 82 year old supermodel, Carmen Dell’Orefice.