Why is Erwin Blumenfeld, whose vision helped to shape modern photography, forgotten today?

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The shocking story of Erwin Blumenfeld, who survived two world wars to become one of the world’s most highly paid fashion photographers.

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Yet after his mysterious death in 1969, his name is little known today, possibly due to his unconventional lifestyle and the family intrigues that have plagued his legacy. Is there a reason his name has been erased from photographic history?

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