Erich Lessing

Biography: Documentary photographer Erich Lessing

Biography: Documentary photographer Erich Lessing

Erich Lessing (born 1923, Vienna, Austria) is an Austrian photographer associated with Magnum Photos. During the Second World War, Lessing served in the British Army as an aviator and photographer. He returned to Vienna in 1947. He worked as a reporter and photographer for the Associated Press and was invited to join Magnum by David ‘Chim’ Seymour, one of the…