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Abe Frajndlich

Abe Frajndlich (1912-2006) was a German photographer who specialized in portraiture. He was born in Berlin and graduated from the prestigious Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1930. Frajndlich began his career by documenting political events before becoming a portrait photographer and was recognized by some of the most influential figures of his era. For example, he was invited to take the official portrait of Albert Einstein in 1952 and subsequently photographed many more prominent figures, including Marlene Dietrich, Heidegger, and Walter Gropius. His photographic approach was unique in its intimacy and sensitivity, often emphasizing the character and personality of the sitter. He is also known for his work documenting Jewish victims during the Holocaust and for his commercial work, which included advertising campaigns for several well-known brands.

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