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Thursday, November 09, 2006

History of photo-reportage

A quote from Photolondon,
"The early 1930s saw the emergence in Britain of a new kind of photography, which its practitioners called 'photo-reportage'. These photographers were mostly well-educated émigrés from Germany who left after Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor in 1933. They brought with them the experience of producing photographic stories for popular German illustrated magazines which they had themselves researched, photographed and written. Britain's first magazine based on this continental model was Weekly Illustrated which was established in London in 1934 under the editorship of Stefan Lorant, a Hungarian who had edited illustrated magazines in Germany before being arrested and deported by the Nazis in 1933."

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