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Erich Lessing
Erich Lessing: 1923 – 2018. The Austrian Magnum contributor has died aged 95.

Renowned Austrian photographer Erich Lessing has died at the age of 95, on Wednesday, August 29. During the course of his career, Erich Lessing covered many significant political and social events. His photographs illustrated the atmosphere of post-war Europe, from the Allied occupation of Vienna, to the reconstruction of war-ravaged Germany, as well as the realities of life under communist rule in Eastern Europe, Charles de Gaulle’s visit to Algeria in 1958, and the dramatic events of the Hungarian revolution in 1956.

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FRANCE. Paris. 1992. Austrian photographer Erich Lessing.
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Magnum Collection 1957

FRANCE. Paris. 1957. Magnum Photos Meeting. From left to right....
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Erich Hartmann 1955

AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1955. Photographer Erich LESSING.
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The Austrian photographer Erich LESSING.
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The Austrian photographer Erich LESSING. Courtesy Bruno Le Hir...
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Erich Lessing 1955

Switzerland. Geneva. 1955. In the back ground Swiss President...
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Erich Lessing 1958

Palais de l'Elysée.
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Erich Lessing 1951

Germany. Berlin. Children hunting for scrap in the ruins. 1951....
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Erich Lessing 1951

The war-damaged city of Berlin.
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Erich Lessing 1951

April 1951. Meeting at the Eiffel Tower. From left to right,...
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Erich Lessing 1956

POLAND. Sopot. 1956. First election of a beauty queen in communist...
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Erich Lessing 1956

Prague. Monument dedicated to Stalin.
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Erich Lessing 1958

West-Berlin. "Werkelmann", a barrel organ player.
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Erich Lessing 1973

FRANCE . Paris. Opera garnier house. 1973. Italian director Giorgio...
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Erich Lessing 1956

AUSTRIA. Austro-Hungarian border. Town of Andau. Hungarian refugees...
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Erich Lessing 1956

Budapest. Following the fighting and insurrection a Hungarian...
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Erich Lessing 1951

Town of Edirne.
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Erich Lessing 1956

Upper Silesia. Town of Bytom. Little girl carrying beers for...
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Erich Lessing 1965

January 1965. Inside St. Paul's cathedral. Center: French President...
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Erich Lessing 1954

Canary Islands 1954.
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Erich Lessing 1964

AUSTRIA. Salzburg. The British actress Julie ANDREWS as Maria...
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Erich Lessing 1951

France. Paris. Marcel MARCEAU, French mime artist who created...
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Erich Lessing 1954

8th arrondissement. Maurice CHEVALIER illustrates one of his...
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Erich Lessing 1955

FBI agents : the "Gorillas".
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Erich Lessing 1959

Town of Leipzig.
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Erich Lessing 1954

AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1954. Coffeehouse. Waiter and guest discussing...
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Erich Lessing 1951

Town of Bonn. The German politician Kurt SCHUMACHER,chairman...
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Erich Lessing 1956

HUNGARY. Budapest. October-November 1956. Insurrection. The body...
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Erich Lessing 1954

FRANCE. Paris. 6th arrondissement. In front of the Pont-Neuf....
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Erich Lessing 1953

Rhineland-Westphalia. Town of Rhoendorf, near Bonn.
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Erich Lessing 1956

HUNGARY: Magyarovar. October. 1956.
Revolutionaries have executed...
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Erich Lessing 1956

HUNGARY. Budapest. October 30th, 1956. Insurrection. Janos Mesz,...
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Erich Lessing 1954

Heldenplatz. In Vienna's quadripartite first district.
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Erich Lessing 1964

Crete. The American actor Anthony QUINN as Zorba.
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Erich Lessing 1957

GERMANY. West Berlin. 1957. Herbert von KARAJAN, Austrian conductor,...
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Erich Lessing 1956

Village of Kalocsa. During Corpus Christi (Body and Blood of...
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Erich Lessing 1956

Upper Silesia. Town of Bytom. Coal mines. Woman repairing tracks...
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Erich Lessing 1953

AUSTRIA. Vienna. At the "Strohkoffer" nightclub, center of Vienna's...
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Erich Lessing 1953

AUSTRIA. During Austrian parliamentary elections campaign. Conservative...
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Erich Lessing 1962

GERMANY. Cologne. In front of the new city hall. Behind him the...
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Erich Lessing 1957

The Canadian pianist Glenn GOULD during a rehearsal with the...
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Erich Lessing 1956

HUNGARY. Budapest. October-November 1956. Insurrection. Corvin...
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Erich Lessing 1957

Warsaw.
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Erich Lessing 1956

Silesia. Town of Czestochova.
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Erich Lessing 1951

Town of Edirne. Turks expelled from Bulgaria arriving by train...
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Erich Lessing 1951

West Germany. Town of Goslar.
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Erich Lessing 1956

Czestochowa.
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Erich Lessing 1961

Bernard BUFFET in his studio, on the right a portrait of his...
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