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 Gisele Freund

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Gisele Freund

Birth
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Death 31 Mar 2000 (aged 91)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 12, Line 1 East, Row 23 South, Concession Number 85 P 2000
Memorial ID 13953083 View Source
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Photographer. She was born in Berlin, Germany. She became a political activist protesting the rise of Hitler's National Socialism. In 1933 she fled Germany and moved to Paris with her camera. Later, she moved to Argentina and Mexico until the end of Second World War. She is remembered for her portraits of famous writers such as Francois Mauriac, Stefan Zweig, Walter Benjamin, Jean Cocteau, Louis Aragon, Jean-Paul Sartre, Henri Michaux, Andre Gide and James Joyce. She was a founding member of Magnum Photo Agency. In 1974 she published Photography and Society.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 14 Apr 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13953083
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/13953083/gisele-freund : accessed ), memorial page for Gisele Freund (19 Dec 1908–31 Mar 2000), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13953083, citing Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .