Blumenfeld Studio: New York, 1941 - 1960 looks at one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, Erwin Blumenfeld and his latter works from his career in New York. Having produced an extensive body of work throughout his thirty-five year career, it was in the USA, after the war in the context of economic growth and a buoyant and expanding press, that Blumenfeld's humorous, inventive and personal work flourished. This exhibition celebrates the output of his Central Park studio during the Second World War and post-war boom years, including fashion photography, advertising campaigns, personality portraits, 'war effort' propaganda posters and experimental work, which have since been recognized as significant technical achievements in the field.
After only three years of working in the USA, the German-born photographer became one of the most famous and highly paid photographers in the business, with the New York Times heralding him as an "outstanding leader in imaginative photography".
Blumenfeld Studio: New York, 1941 - 1960 is currently on exhibit at Somerset House, UK.
May 23 - September 1, 2013