fotofringe London exhibitor View Pictures has been appointed to represent the historical archive of Hedrich Blessing, one of the world's finest architectural photography studios.
The Hedrich Blessing historical collection covers the period 1929 to 1979 – the first fifty years of Hedrich Blessing's work. The collection contains important early images of the period's leading modern architecture in America, most notably by architects Burnham and Root, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. The collection also includes photographs from A Century of Progress International Exposition, the world fair held in Chicago from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centenary.
Architectural photographers Ken Hedrich and Henry Blessing founded Hedrich Blessing Photography in Chicago in 1929. In 1937 Architectural Forum magazine commissioned the studio to photograph the then newly completed projects of Frank Lloyd Wright, images that were later to become some of the most memorable of the American architect's work, including those from his studio at Taliesin, and the Kaufmann residence in Pennsylvania known as Fallingwater.
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Visit the View Pictures table – BB/22 – at fotofringe London
Image credit above reads: BILL HEDRICH/HEDRICH BLESSING/CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM/UIG/VIEW