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Distro - 100 Years Since the Birth of Erich Hartmann 
Magnum photographer Erich Hartmann was born 100 years ago, on July 29th, 1922.

Born in Munich, Erich Hartmann was 16 years old when he went with his family in 1938 to Albany, New York, as a refugee from Nazi Germany. The only English speaker in the family, he worked in a textile mill, attending evening high school and later taking night courses at Siena College. He enlisted in the US Army, serving in England, France, Belgium and Germany. At the end of the war he moved to New York City, where he worked as an assistant to a portrait photographer and then as a freelancer.

Hartmann first became known to the wider public through his work for Fortune magazine in the 1950s. His poetic approach to science, industry and architecture shone through the photo essays 'Shapes of Sound', 'The Building... 
Album: 99 images 
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Album: 97 images