Photobook – Clemens Kalischer


Photobook – Clemens Kalischer

Size: 24.40 x 29.50 cm
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 122 black & white
Published: 2002 Hatje Cantz
Language: English & German
Stock number: 017747/0123
Price: £60
Very good copy with black and white photographic board cover with grey and white lettering.

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People have been the focus of Clemens Kalischer’s photographs for more than 50 years, ever since he arrived in New York City at age 21, in 1942, having fled Germany with his family via Switzerland and Paris. Displaced Persons, one of his first series, and one of his most personal and intimate, quietly chronicles the arrival of Holocaust refugees in the United States in the late 1940s, a scene of which he was both observer and participant. Later work includes photographs of everyday scenes in New York and impressions from his travels in Europe, images which sensitively hone in on the people they capture and the circumstances in which they live. This volume collects 120 selections from throughout Kalischer’s extensive body of work, an oeuvre which spans the images he contributed to Edward Steichen’s The Family of Man in 1955, the freelance jobs he undertook for prominent magazines like Time, Life, and Fortune, and the 35 years he worked on assignment for the New York Times.


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