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Photo: Dan Wayne

Ellen Auerbach
Born 1906 in Karlsruhe, Germany
Lives and works in New York, NY
Fairfield Porter, 1944, printed ca. 1970s
gelatin silver print
10 1/4 x 6 inches (image)
19 1/2 x 14 inches (mat)
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.
1999.1
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German-born photographer Auerbach go her start in photography as a student of Walter Peterhans, who was later chair of photography at the Bauhaus in Weimar. With colleague Grete Stern, Auerbach ran a successful advertising photography studio in Berlin until 1933. She fled Germany for Palestine, then London, then landed permanently in the United States in 1937, where she continued her professional career, culminating in a photographic expedition through Mexico in 1955–56. Here she portrays painter Fairfield Porter.