Felix H Man


Felix H Man Self-Portrait 1947

Felix H. Man

Felix H. Man
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Birth 1893 or 30 of November of 1893 Freiburg , GermanyView and modify data on Wikidata
Death 1985 London , United KingdomView and modify data on Wikidata
nationality German
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Occupation Photographer
  • Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany View and modify data on Wikidata
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Felix H. Man , with birth name Hans Sigismund Felix Baumann ( 30 of November of 189330 of January of 1985 ) was a photographer German considered a pioneer of photojournalism modern. 1

He studied History of art and Fine Arts in the universities of Freiburg im Breisgau , Berlin and Munich , since these studies had to abandon them during the first world war when being enrolled in the army where began to take photographs ; His first report on the state of destruction of Alsace and Lorraine in that war. 2 In 1929 he entered the Dephot (Deutscher Photodienst) agency where he acquired his stage name “Man” With which it made numerous reports throughout Europe being the most well-known the titled “A day in the life of Mussolini” made in 1931 . His work was further developed in the publications Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung and Münchner Illustrierte Presse .

After the rise to power of Hitler emigrated to the United Kingdom in May of 1934 , being nationalized British in 1948 . In this country he continued his collaborations with Stefan Lorant and published his works in the Daily Mirror , Life and Sunday Times among other publications. When in 1948 the Picture Post began to publish using color photography was one of the first photographers to do so using the film Kodachrome . 2

He was also a writer and collector in 1953 publishing the book entitled ” 150 Years of Artist Lithographs 1803-1953 “. 3 In 1970 he continued his studies on the history of lithography by publishing the book « Lithographs of Artists. A history of the world from Senefelder to today “. 4

In 1965 he received the culture prize of the German photography association with Heinz Hajek-Halke


  1. Gernsheim, H .; Gernsheim, A. (1965). A concise history of photography (in English) . London: Thames and Hudson. P. 250. OCLC 425560 .
  2. Sougez, ML; Pérez Gallardo, H. (2003). Dictionary of history of photography . Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra. P. 284. ISBN  84-376-2038-4 .
  3. Man, Felix H. (1953). 150 years of artists’ lithographs, 1803-1953 . London: Heinemann. OCLC 466834 . }
  4. Man, Felix H. (1970). Artists’s lithographs. A world history from Senefelder to the present day . London: Studio View. OCLC 470182059 . }

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