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Hannes Kilian 
Empire State Building, New York 
Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped 
30.5 x 23.7 cm 
Bassenge Photography Auctions 
5 December 2018, Photography, Auction: 112, Lot: 4213 
After attending trade school, Hannes Kilian completed a three-year photography course in Switzerland. From 1933-1938 he lived in Naples and Paris, returning to Germany in 1938, where he worked as a freelance photojournalist. In 1941, he was recruited as a war photographer. As of 1945, Kilian resumed his work as a freelance photographer supplying photographs to magazines such as Time, Picture Post, Zeit, Stuttgarter Illustrierte, Spiegel, Stern and Vogue. As of the 1960s ballet became one of his main areas of focus.
Lit.: Klaus Honnef. Hannes Kilian. Exhibition catalogue. Ostfildern 2009, ill. p. 299. 

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