The Photographer In Front Of The Camera

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In THE PHOTOGRAPHER IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel accompany the still very active 90-year old photographer Erich Lessing. Lessing shot iconic photos of historical events in the mid-20th century such as the Hungarian Revolution. Photographer Erich Lessing documented contemporary history with his pictures. His photograph of Leopold Figl standing on the balcony of the Belvedere palace presenting the signed Austrian State Treaty in May 1955 has been forever etched in Austria’s collective memory. Lessing, a member of the legendary photographic agency Magnum, is one of the most important photojournalists of the post-war era: His pictures of the Hungarian Revolution are contemporary documents.