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ID: 500026943
 
Record Type: Person
Brandt, Bill (English photographer, 1904-1983)

Note: Born 3 May 1904; died 20 December 1983. Brandt began photographing in Vienna, Austria from 1927 to 1928. From 1929 to 1930 Brandt studied under the surrealist artist Man Ray in Paris, and became influenced by surrealism. From 1931 to 1939 Brandt set up as a freelance photographer in London, England. He specialized in social documentary photography, and often collaborated with the press. From 1939 to 1945 Brandt turned to photojournalism. Brandt photographed air-raid shelters and Londoners during war-time from 1940 to 1945 for the British Home Office. He also took documentary photographs for the National Buildings Record, London, England. British photographer, born in Germany, raised in Switzerland.

Names:
Brandt, Bill (preferred,V,index,LC)
Bill Brandt (V,display)
Brandt, Hermann Wilhelm (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English
German

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
photojournalist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Hamburg (Hamburg state, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1931-1983  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
student of ....  Man Ray  
..................  (American painter and photographer, 1890-1976) [500015030]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Brandt, Bill (I)

Biographies:
(English photographer, 1904-1983) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(English photographer, 1904-1983) ..... [Grove Art]
(British photographer) ..... [AVERY]
(British photographer, 1904-1983) ..... [AVERY]
(British, 1904-1983) ..... [JPGM]
(English and German photographer and photojournalist; born Hamburg (Germany), 1904; died London (England, United Kingdom), 1983) ..... [CCA]
(British photographer, 1904-1983) ..... [BHA]
(British artist, 1910-1983) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Bill Brandt ........ [CCA, GRL, VP, WL-Courtauld]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
........................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Brandt, Bill ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..........................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79148992
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
..........................  Witt Library, Authority files
Brandt, Hermann Wilhelm ........ [AVERY, CCA]
...............................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...............................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, GRL, Grove Art, JPGM, VP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Bill Brandt (1980)
....................  Brandt, Bill. London in the Thirties. London: Gordon Fraser, 1983.
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gernsheim, History of Photography from the Camera Obscura (1969)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Mellor, Bill Brandt: Behind the Camera (1985)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Parry, Photography Index (1979)
....................  Sladden, Bill Brandt, Afterimage (1984)
....................  Who's Who [Britain] (1849-)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA]
.......... Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
.......... Mellor, Bill Brandt: Behind the Camera (1985) 7-8
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