Kalischer, Clemen - Clemens Kalischer by Alain d' Hooghe (New in plastic!)
This book is his first monograph published in French and should give him the recognition he deserves.
Born in Lindau in 1921, Clemens Kalischer fled Nazi Germany in 1933 to settle in Paris with his family. From 1939 to 1942, they were interned in various French concentration camps. They owe their salvation only to the intervention of Varian Fry and the Emergency Rescue Committee and manage to reach Portugal from where they embark for the United States. In New York, the young man first worked in a department store before being hired as a courier at Agence France Presse. At the same time, he took art classes at the Cooper Union School. Kalischer has been interested in photography since he discovered the work of André Kertész in Paris. He made his first reports while studying at the Photo League, then with Berenice Abbott. For a few years, he photographed intensely in New York, in the documentary style of what would later be called the New York School, and was published in various newspapers and magazines. In 1951, tired of the rhythm of New York life, he left the city to settle in Stockbridge, a small village in Massachusetts where he still lives. From then on, Kalischer operated mainly in New England, responding to orders or taking the initiative for series which sometimes led him to travel: in a mining town in Pennsylvania, in the Southern States, in France, in Italy, in Cuba, India ... He also presents himself as an active activist for organic farming and environmental protection. Long outside traditional photographic circuits, Kalischer has recently been rediscovered, in particular thanks to Norbert Bunge who organized several exhibitions for him in Germany.
Clemens Kalischer, Refugee Photographer of Humanity
Clemens Kalischer (March 30, 1921 – June 9, 2018) was an American photojournalist and art photographer. He was born in Germany and fled Germany in 1933 as the Nazis clinched power, survived imprisonment in France and escaped to the United States.
Publisher: Marval (2004)
Hardcover: 174 pages
Item weight: 1502 g
Dimensions: 31 x 23.5 x 2.2 inches
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