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Henry Ries 
Berlin Airlift, Tempelhof 
1948 (taken, later print) 
Gelatin silver print 
29.5 x 38 cm (30.5 x 40.4 cm) 
Bassenge Photography Auctions 
Auction 110, 19th - 21st Century Photography, 6 December 2017, Lot: 4265 
Born in Germany Henry Ries went to America as a young man. He volunteered for service in WWII and served as an Army-Air Force photographer. After the war he was editor and chief photographer for OMGUS OBSERVER, an American weekly in Berlin and then as a European photojournalist for the New York Times and Time Magazine. He took the present famous image of the Berlin Airlift during this time and it was used for a U.S. postage stamp issued in 1998. 

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