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Fred Stein

(1909-1967), Photographer

Artist associated with 5 portraits
Born in 1909 in Dresden, Stein showed an early interest in politics and studied law at Leipzig University. In 1933, with the threat of Fascism increasing, Stein fled to Paris. It was here that he began to take photographs of the streets of Paris with and a number of European personalities. With the outbreak of war in 1939 Stein was interned in a camp for enemy aliens but escaped and eventually gained a visa to travel to New York. In America Stein photographed many of the leading figures in politics, art and culture. He also continued his interest in street photography and joined the Photo League, a socially conscious photography cooperative. More about his career can be found here

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E.M. Forster, by Fred Stein, for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x139893

E.M. Forster

by Fred Stein, for Camera Press: London: UK
bromide press print, 1935
NPG x139893

Arthur Koestler, by Fred Stein - NPG x199079

Arthur Koestler

by Fred Stein
modern archival print, 1937
NPG x199079

Aldous Huxley, by Fred Stein - NPG x199080

Aldous Huxley

by Fred Stein
modern archival print, 1950
NPG x199080

Stephen Spender, by Fred Stein - NPG x199082

Stephen Spender

by Fred Stein
modern archival print, circa 1960
NPG x199082

Max Born, by Fred Stein - NPG x199081

Max Born

by Fred Stein
modern archival print, 1961
NPG x199081


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