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Born Nachum Gidalewitsch in Munich, 1909, Tim Gidal has been recognised as one of the founding forefathers of photo-journalism. His first picture story ‘The Vagabond Congress’ was published by Muncher Illustrierte Presse when he was just twenty years old. Like many of his associates, Gidal’s journey into photography began with empty pockets.
The introduction of the first Leica in 1924 gave birth to a new crop of illustrated magazines, which served as a suitably new and exciting livelihood for many boisterous young journalists. Armed with the first pocket-sized cameras, Gidal, along with Andre Kertesz, Wolfgang Weber, Felix Man, set about introducing their lenses to previously unattainable scenes, shaping the future of photography as they went.
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Pont Transbordeur, Marseille - Tim Gidal

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Pont Transbordeur, Marseille, 1930

Silver gelatin print
27.8 x 18.5 cms
(10.93 x 7.27 in)

Price: £1800

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