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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Helmut Gernsheim

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Born: Erich Robert Helmut Gernsheim 
Born: Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim 
Dates:  1913, 1 March - 1995, 20 July
Born:  Germany, Munich
Active:  Britain
 
  
Historian and collector of photography. He was also a photographer.

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Helmut Gernsheim 
1946
 
  
Family history 
  
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This exhibition coincides with the exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas (September 7, 2010óJanuary 2, 2011).
 
  

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Internet biographies

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. 
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The International Photographers Hall of Fame has provided a biography.Show on this siteGo to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Auer, Michele & Michel 1985 Encyclopedie Internationale Des Photographes de 1839 a Nos Jours / Photographers Encylopaedia International 1839 to the present (Hermance, Editions Camera Obscura) 2 volumes [A classic reference work for biographical information on photographers.] 
  
• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.225 
  
• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Helmut Gernsheim.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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