Archive - Erich Lessing: 1923 - 2018
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.