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The Vintage Guide To London | October 23, 2017

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Last chance: Blumenfeld Studio

Last chance: Blumenfeld Studio

Berlin-born photographer Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969) was one of the most internationally sought-after portrait and fashion photographers in the Forties and Fifties. Head to Somerset House now to see a retrospective of his work.

America’s leading magazines, including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar hired Blumenfeld for his imaginative and highly individual shots.

The show at Somerset House focuses on the little-known history of his photography studio at 222 Central Park South in New York. Around 100 colour photographs and originals of Erwin Blumenfeld’s works in fashion magazines provide insights into this key artistic phase in his life.

Blumenfeld Studio: New York, 1941–1960

until 1 September 2013
Open daily 10.00-18.00 (Last admission 17.30), until 21.00 on Thursday 1 August
East Wing Galleries, East Wing
Free admission