Paul Almasy Building Construction in Negative
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1960c Print Date 1960c
Dimensions 9-7/16 x 9-3/16 in. (240 x 233 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Stamped with the photographer's and his Finnish picture agency's (Suomen Kuvapalvelusta) information on the verso.
Born in 1906, Almasy was an Hungarian photojournalist who worked in Paris. After studying both medicine and political science, he started working for a journalist for a German press agency in Italy in 1928. When his employer announced he was going on a trip to Brazil, Almasy bought a Leica and went along with him, and when he returned, some of the pictures were published in the 'Berliner Illustrierte'. He traveled to countries around the world in the 1930s, before settling down in France in 1938, from where he traveled photographing for the French government. Towards the end of the war he worked for the American army, and then was an official photographer for agencies including UNICEF, UNESCO and the FAO. For years he taught photography at the French education center for journalists.
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