Description at the back: International press photographers. Kaesong, South Korea, 1952.
Photographer: Werner Bischof
Werner Bischof (1916 - 1954) was a Swissphotographerand photojournalist. He became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1949, the first new photographer to join its original founders. Bischof's book Japan (1954) was awarded the Prix Nadar in 1955. From 1945 to 1949 He travelled extensively through nearly all European countries. His works on the devastation in post-war Europe established him as one of the foremost photojournalists of his time. In 1951, he went to India, freelancing for Life, and then to Japan and Korea.