Werner Bischof

1916–1954

Werner Bischof, ‘Underside of a leaf’ 1933–36
Underside of a leaf 1933–36
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Werner Bischof (26 April 1916 – 16 May 1954) was a Swiss photographer and photojournalist. He became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1949, the first new photographer to join its original founders. Bischof's book Japan (1954) was awarded the Prix Nadar in 1955.

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