Stefan Moseswas born on 29 August 1928 in the Silesian town of Liegnitz (now Legnica, Poland). His father, a Jewish solicitor, died in an accident in 1932. Moses and his mother moved to Breslau in 1938, where he later worked for photographer Grete Bodlée.
1947: Germany’s youngest theatre photographer at the Weimar National Theatre. 1950: relocation to Munich, working for magazines and travelling extensively. From 1960 onwards, staff photographer for Stern magazine. Master of Leica feature in LFI 2/1963. Increasing dedication to independent, long-term projects.
In 1995 he gave his photographic legacy to the Munich Stadtmuseum. Numerous publications, exhibitions and awards. Stefan Moses died on 3 February 2018 in Munich.