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Ilse Bing was one of several leading European women photographers of the inter-war period.

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a photographer earned her the title 'Queen of the Leica'. Living in Paris at the height of the Modernist period, Bing supported herself through commercial photography, gaining a reputation as a photojournalist on illustrated magazines such as Le Monde Illustré, and as a fashion photographer specialising in accessories for Harpers Bazaar

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Ilse Bing, 'Self-portrait', 1931. Museum no. E.3027-2004, © Estate of Ilse Bing Wolff

Ilse Bing, 'Self-portrait', 1931. Museum no. E.3027-2004, © Estate of Ilse Bing Wolff (click image for larger version) her work in France, Germany and the USA."

Ilse Bing, 'Self-portrait', 1931. Museum no. E.3027-2004, © Estate of Ilse Bing Wolff

Ilse Bing, 'Self-portrait', 1931. Museum no. E.3027-2004, © Estate of Ilse Bing Wolff



Ilse Bing... Self-portrait (Paris, 1931, Gelatin-silver print). From Works by Ilse Bing at the Victoria and Albert Museum. "...Her immediate and exclusive use of the most advanced cameras, the Leica, and her rapid success as a photographer earned her the title 'Queen of the Leica'. Living in Paris at the height of the Modernist period, Bing supported herself through commercial photography, gaining a reputation as a photojournalist on illustrated magazines such as Le Monde Illustré, and as a fashion photographer specialising in accessories for Harpers Bazaar. She also regularly exhibited her work in France, Germany and the USA."

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On July 10th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC), droid_1 commented:
Ooh, *very* nice looking lady! Yum, yum!
Sexy!
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