Swiss, 1916 - 1954
Werner Bischof studied photography with Hans Finsler in his native Zürich at the School for Arts and Crafts (1932 -1936), then opened a photography and advertising studio which he ran until his military service in 1939. As of 1942, he was a freelancer for Du magazine, and got international recognition after publication of his 1945 reportage on war's devastation.
In the following years Bischof travelled in Italy and Greece for the Schweizer Spende. In 1948 he photographed the winter Olympics in St. Moritz for Life magazine. After trips to Eastern...