Born 1913, Dutch photojournalist Ben van Meerendonk worked at the General Dutch Photo Press Office of Sem Presser in the late 1930s, but was prohibited from practicing his profession during the Second World War. In 1945, he founded the Algemeen Hollands Fotopersbureau (AHF). Van Meerendonk mainly photographed in the forties, fifties and sixties, and deliveredContinue reading “51 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam in the Late 1940s”
Francesc Català-Roca (1922-1988) is considered one of the major photographers in Catalonia not only for his role as a pioneer in the field of avant-garde photography but also as a direct witness of the huge changes in our society. Shown is a collection of amazing black and white photographs of Madrid and Barcelona of theContinue reading “36 Amazing Photos of Street Scenes of Madrid and Barcelona in the 1950’s”
These color vintage photos show fascinating fashion styles of young people on streets in New York during the 1960s.
The Lodz Ghetto was the second-largest ghetto (after the Warsaw Ghetto) established for Jews and Roma in German-occupied Poland. Situated in the city of Lodz and originally intended as a temporary gathering point for Jews, the ghetto was transformed into a major industrial centre, providing much needed supplies for Nazi Germany and especially for theContinue reading “22 Rare Color Photographs Showing Life in the Lodz Ghetto From 1940-1944”
Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, located in South Holland, within the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270 when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river by people settled around it for safety. The port of Rotterdam is the largest cargo port in Europe and theContinue reading “82 Amazing Vintage Showing Life in Rotterdam During the 1920s and 1930s”
Bill Brandt was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to London in 1933 and began documenting all levels of British society. This kind of documentary was uncommon at that time.