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Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt originally worked as an assistant to Man Ray in Paris early on in his career. Presumably, the surrealist undertones that characterise many of Brandt’s photographs stem from this period with Man Ray.

In the early 1930s, Brandt moved to London, where he portrayed the British class society and the bombing of London during the Second World War. After the war, Brandt devoted himself to landscape photography and nude studies, in which he developed his skill in using shadow. He has also photographed for several magazines, including Liliput, Harper’s Bazaar and Picture Post. Brandt had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art 1948 and 1969.

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