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Gisèle Freund (b. 1908, Berlin; d. 2000, Paris) was a photographer and Parisian chronicler of the 1930s. From 1936, Time, Life, Vu, Paris Match published her portraits of artists and writers - including Walter Benjamin, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, André Malraux, Jean Cocteau, André Gide, André Breton and Henri Matisse. 1947 - 54 she was a member of the Magnum Agency. In 1977 she took part in documenta 6 in Kassel.

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  • 05. Nov 01. Jan 2012
    Gisèle Freund Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche, Aschaffenburg