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WERNER BISCHOF

VINTAGE PRINTS

 

Werner Bischof

Schnecken, (Floating Snails) 1936

Photographer's stamp "Photo Werner Bischof". By hand "Zürich Switzerland Schnecken".Printed on Agfa Brovira paper. Rare print of early experimental work from a 4x5" large format negatve.

Schnecken " Floating Snails". 1936. One of the many experimental pictures made by Werner Bischof during the second half of thirties and first half of forties. This is a very significant photography in which Werner Bischof conceptually anticipates in twenty years some of the aspects set forth in 1956 by Salvador Dalí in his painting Living Still-Life

Vintage gelatin silver print

30 x 23.5cm

 

Werner Bischof

International Press photographers covering the Korean War, South Korea, Kaesong. 1952

Vintage gelatin silver print

17 x 25 cm

 

werner bischof

Werner Bischof

The Observatory. India. State of Rajasthan. Town of Jaipur.December 1952.

Designed by astronomer Jai SINGH (1699-1744), the observatory was built over a period of 16 years. It was finished in 1734.

Vintage gelatin silver print

40 x 60 cm

 

werner bischof japan

Werner Bischof

Japan, 1951

Vintage gelatin silver print

20.5 x 25 cm

 

Werner Bischof

The RAFALE, an escorted armored train that made regular journeys between Saigon and Nha Trang. Indochina, 1952

Vintage gelatin silver print ferrotyped

20.5 x 25 cm

 

Werner Bischof

Sumo, Tokyo, Japan, 1951

Vintage gelatin silver print ferrotyped

20.5 x 25 cm

 

wener bischof cuzco

Werner Bischof

On the road to Cuzco, May 1954

Vintage gelatin silver print

50 x 60 cm

PERU. May 1954. On the road to Cuzco, near Pisac, in the Valle Sagrado of the Urubamba river. 

Exceptional vintage rare print in this size.

 

werner bischof

Werner Bischof

Fox Hunting, 1950s

Vintage gelatin silver print ferrotyped

20.5 x 25 cm

 

werner bischof bihar india

Werner Bischof

Enfants à Bihar, India, 1951

Vintage gelatin silver print ferrotyped

20 x 23.5 cm

All Werner Bischof prints are available in the gallery.
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WERNER BISCHOF

Bischof was born in Zürich, Switzerland. When he was six years old, the family moved to Waldshut, Germany, where he subsequently went to school. In 1932, having abandoned studies to become a teacher, he enrolled at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich, where he graduated cum laude in 1936.

From 1939 on, he worked as an independent photographer for various magazines, in particular, du, based in Zürich. He travelled extensively from 1945 to 1949 through nearly all European countries from France to Romania and from Norway to Greece. His works on the devastation in post-war Europe established him as one of the foremost photojournalists of his time.[citation needed] He was associated into Magnum Photos

in 1948 and became a full member in 1949. At that time Magnum was composed of just five other photographers, its founders Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, David Seymour, and Ernst Haas. The focus of much of Bischof's post-war humanist photography was showing the poverty and despair around him in Europe, tempered with his desire to travel the world, conveying the beauty of nature and humanity. In 1951, he went to India, freelancing for Life, and then to Japan and Korea. For Paris Match he worked as a war reporter in Vietnam.

In 1954, he travelled through Mexico and Panama, before flying to Peru, where he embarked on a trip through the Andes to the Amazonas on 14 May. On 16 May his car fell off a cliff on a mountain road in the Andes, and all three passengers were killed.