Der Fotograf, 1931

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Der Fotograf [The Photographer], 1931

Willi Ruge (German, 1882–1961)

Gelatin silver print

Ruge, a photojournalist who specialized in images of aircraft, took this photograph during a seven-minute parachute jump from an airplane over Berlin. Although his friends tried to dissuade him, Ruge risked his life to produce this vertiginous view, which was published in theBerliner Illustrirte Zeitung

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