Hamburg, 1904 - London, 1983
German-born photographer, widely recognized by experts as one of the leading exponents of photography.
After moving to Paris at the age of 25, he began working as an assistant to Man Ray. A few years later, he moved to London, where he began working independently. During this period, Brandt photographed the major English cities, during this period of economic crisis. Similar to other German photographers, his ideal way of taking pictures was pre-arranged shots rather than candid photography. From 1938 onwards he was a regular contributor to the magazines, Picture Post and Liliput.
His latter part of the career was dedicated to landscape, portrait and nude photography. In 1961, he published his famous book, Perspectives of Nudes.