(1899 - 1998)
Ilse Bing was active/lived in New York / France, Germany. Ilse Bing is known for avant-garde portrait and fashion photography, painting, collage.
Biography Ilse Bing
Ilse Bing (1899-1998) was born in 1899 in Frankfurt, Germany. She studied art history and mathematics at the universities of Frankfurt and Vienna in the late 1920s. In order to finish her dissertation, she bought a Leica camera and taught herself photography; she fell in love with the art form and by 1930 she was living in Paris and working as a freelance photographer. Along with her assignments, she was also exhibiting her work in important shows and galleries. With the threat of fascism looming, Bing fled to America where she had to start anew. She found work as a photographer doing portraits, fashion studies and picture essays.
While Frankfurt-born Ilse Bing's 1931 Self-Portrait with Leica is an icon of
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