Erwin Blumenfeld

 Erwin Blumenfeld, Le pudeur, 1937

Schiaparelli, 1938
Erwin Blumenfeld (1897 – 1969) was a famous American photographer of German origin. He began taking photographs when he was eleven, before his professional debut in a 1936 exhibition in Paris. He later published collages mocking Adolf Hitler, and was interned in a concentration camp during German occupation. In 1941 Blumenfeld emigrated to the USA where his post-war career flourished, with photographs appearing in Harpers Bazaar and Vogue, and a reputation as the highest paid freelance photographer in New York. Read more about Erwin Blumenfeld here