Andreas Feininger

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Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger (*27 December 1906, Paris, +18 February 1999, New York) was a photographer, famous for his architecture photography and for his comprehensive photography teaching books. He had studied architecture at the famous Bauhaus in Dessau. He emigrated from Nazi-Germany via Paris and Stockholm to the U.S. in 1939, where he became photo-reporter for the "LIFE" magazine in 1943.

He worked much with view cameras and tele lenses, some of them self-made.



  • Andreas Feininger: The Complete Photographer.
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1965.
    London: Thames & Hudson, 1965. And later editions.
  • Andreas Feininger: The Complete Colour Photographer.
    London: Thames & Hudson, 1969.