In 1941, Berlin-born photographer Erwin Blumenfeld fled from Nazi-Germany to the U.S., where he quickly became one of the most sought-after fashion photographers in the 1940s and 1950s. America's leading magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Life and Look, hired the German photographer for his imaginative and highly individual shots.
You can now see some of Blumendfeld's original works, including 100 color photographs and vintage black-and-white prints, at the Museum Folkwang in Essen. The show also focuses on the little-known history of Blumenfeld's photography studio at 222 Central Park South in New York.
March 1 - May 5, 2013