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Dr. Erich Salomon,Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken

Dr. Erich Salomon
Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken

Photographs: Dr. Erich Salomon

Publisher: J. Engelhorns Nachf.

150 pages

Pictures: 112

Year: 1931

Price: 150

Comments: Blue clothbound hardcover. 260 x 190 mm. First edition, 1931. Text in german. Foxed pages due to the oldness of the book. Fading spine. Black & white reproductions very well preserved. Reference: Roth, "The Book of 101 Books", pp. 74-75; Roth, ed., "The Open Book", pp. 104-105; Parr / Badger, "The Photobook", Vol. I, p. 131; Fernández, "Fotografia Pública", p. 217; Auer, "802 photo books", p. 166.Very scarce.

Dr Erich Salomon photographed international conferences social centers of the Weimar Republic, Western Europe and the USA. Salomon was the first photographer who was allowed to photograph in Washington in the White House.

He photographed the building of the League of Nations in Geneva, with spectacular trials in Germany and abroad (most times without being allowed), in the Reichstag building in Berlin and elegant receptions in the metropolises of the Western world. He realised portraits of important people such as the german President von Hindenburg in the plenary hall of the Reichstag, Aristide Briand delivering a great speech on Disarmament or the great English pacifist Lord Cecil.

He acquired an Ermanox camera. This was a newly developed, relatively small camera with the one-time brightest mass-produced lens (1: 2) and a focal plane shutter, the exposure time of 1 / 20-1 / 1000 sec allowed. With the Ermanox snapshots were possible even in low light, pictures indoors without a tripod and flash. In addition, Salomon developed some accessories to hide his camera if necessary: ​​a manipulated hearing aid, a large, black bandage for a seemingly broken arm, hollowed books and some attaché-cases with appropriate openings.


Dr. Erich Salomon,Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken

Dr. Erich Salomon,Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken

Dr. Erich Salomon,Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken

Dr. Erich Salomon,Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken

Dr. Erich Salomon,Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken

Dr. Erich Salomon,Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken

Dr. Erich Salomon,Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken

Dr. Erich Salomon,Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken

Dr. Erich Salomon,Berühmte Zeitgenossen in unbewachten Augenblicken

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