Ilse Bing


Ilse Bing (23 March 1899 – 10 March 1998) was a German avant-garde and commercial photographer who produced pioneering monochrome images during the inter-war era.

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Bing was one of the main figures of New Photography in Paris in the 1930s. Born 23 March 1899. In 1929-1930 Bing photographed avant-garde architecture in Frankfurt am Main. In 1930 Bing moved to Paris, France. In 1934 Bing experimented with the solarization technique. Bing emigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1941. In 1957 Bing abandoned black and white film and began to work exclusively in colour. In 1959 Bing gave up photography and devoted herself to painting and poetry.


Artist, art historian, collagist, painter, photographer, poet

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Ilse Bing, Ilse Bing Wolff

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