Erwin Blumenfeld is regarded as one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Born in Germany in 1897, Blumenfeld was drafted into the German army during World War 1 before moving to Amsterdam where he gained access to a fully equipped darkroom. He secured a contract with French Vogue in 1937 and by 1950 was reported to be the highest-paid photographer in the world, shooting more covers for Vogue than any photographer before or since. Blumenfeld died in 1969 leaving behind an estate including thousands of prints and negatives.
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