Sorry, your search for "Erich Lessing was born in Vienna in 1923 as the son of a dentist and a concert pianist. His father died of cancer in 1933. Sixteen-year-old Erich Lessing managed to escape to Palestine in 1939, but his mother and grandmother were murdered in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. Lessing studied radio engineering at the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. Working as a taxi driver and a carp breeder in a kibbutz, he eventually found his way back to the hobby of his youth, photography. He started out as a kindergarten and beach photographer before joining the British 6th Airborne Division.
Returning to Austria in 1947, Lessing was hired as a photo journalist for the American news agency Associated Press. In 1951, David 'Chim' Seymour invited him to join Magnum Photos, a photographic cooperative with offices in Paris, New York, London and Tokyo. He became a full member in 1955 and is currently a contributor.
In the course of his career, Erich Lessing covered many significant pol" had no results.
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