Erich Lessing was known as the grand seigneur of perspectives. From July 30 to October 26, 2013, the Atelier Jungwirth in Graz is presenting a representative cross section of his impressive and diverse oeuvre.
From carp breeder to Magnum photographer
The Leica photographer was born in Vienna in 1923. In December 1939 he was able to flee to Palestine, where he studied radio technology at the Technion in Haifa. He worked as a carp breeder in a Kibbutz, drove a taxi, and eventually found his way back to the hobby of his younger years: photography. He was a kindergarten and beach photographer, and later a photographer for the British Army. In 1947 he returned to Austria an became a photo reporter for the American news agency, the Associated Press. Since 1951, Erich Lessing was a member of Magnum. We worked for magazines such as Life and Paris Match. Many of the images he took on film sets, such as "Zorba the Greek" and "The Sound of Music", became famous around the world.
Further information is available at: Atelier Jungwirth, Magnum