Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Konrad Helbig

Konrad Helbig (1917-1986) was a German archaeologist and photographer who managed to survive several years of combat on the Eastern Front in World War II and two years in a Soviet POW camp following the war only to be killed in a car crash while vacationing in Spain.  Known during his lifetime for his photos of archaeological sites, artifacts, and landscapes, only after his death did his male nude photos come to light.  The book Homo Sum is one of several volumes of his photos of young men taken in Germany, Italy (mostly Sicily) and Brazil.  So today will be Konrad Helbig day.

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