Erich Salomon (28 April 1886 – 7 July 1944) was a German-born news photographer known for his pictures in the diplomatic and legal professions and the innovative methods he used to acquire them.
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The original "candid camera" photographer known for his ability to gain access to events involving dignitaries and celebrities and photograph them at ease, rather that in formal poses. He is considered to have been greatly influential in the field of photojournalism during the second half of the 20th century. He used small unobtrusive cameras such as the Ermanox and the first Leicas with fast lenses. In 1944 he was deported from Holland where he was in hiding, and murdered at Auschwitz. Often referred to as Dr. Erich Salomon, as he held a doctoral degree in law from the University of Munich.
German, Judaism
Artist, Photojournalist, Photographer
Erich Salomon, Erikh Zalomon
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