Erich Andres

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Erich Andres (b. 1905 Leipzig, d. 1992 Hamburg) was a German war photographer and photojournalist.


From 1921-23 Andres was apprenticed to a typesetter in Dresden. In 1923 he moved to Hamburg and started work as a photojournalist in 1932. In 1937 he documented the Spanish Civil War for the fascist side. During World War II he was a photographer in the German Navy.


One of Andres' photographs, of girls in traditional costumes dancing a 'Ring o' Roses', was selected by Edward Steichen for the world-touring Museum of Modern Art exhibition The Family of Man, that was seen by 9 million visitors, and for its catalogue.[1] His photography of the destruction of Hamburg[2] by Allied aerial bombardment provides a rare German perspective[3]


  1. ^ Steichen, Edward; Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973, (organizer.); Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967, (writer of foreword.); Norman, Dorothy, 1905-1997, (writer of added text.); Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999, (book designer.); Mason, Jerry, (editor.); Stoller, Ezra, (photographer.); Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) (1955). The family of man : the photographic exhibition. Published for the Museum of Modern Art by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with the Maco Magazine Corporation.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Bursey, Jeff (2005-03-01). Bombs Fell from Unimaginable Height.(The End: Hamburg 1943)(Book Review). In Books In Canada. 34 (2), 17(2).
  3. ^ Nossack, Hans Erich & Agee, Joel (2004). The end : Hamburg 1943. University of Chicago Press, Chicago