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Bill Brandt … Self-Portrait with Mirror … East Sussex Coast … 1966 … Bill Brandt (born Hermann Wilhelm Brandt, 2 May 1904 – 20 December 1983), German born British, nude/portrait/landscape photographer/photojournalist, widely considered to be one of the most important British photographers … nineteensixties …

Bill Brandt, Campden Hill, London, 1949 “Born to a prosperous mercantile family in Hamburg and educated in Europe, Brandt absorbed the lessons of the Surrealists while perfecting his photographic technique in Man Ray’s studio in Paris in 1929. He then settled in London, where, like his contemporaries André Kertész, Brassaï, and Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, he made his name in the 1930s with photographs that pretended to objective reportage. His constant search for more expressive an...