Fritz Henle

Photographer Fritz Henle began a career that would span six decades in 1928 when he was living in Germany and traveled through the Mediterranean, India, China, and Japan in the prewar 1930s. Passionately involved with the relatively new medium of photography, Henle was at once a successful freelance photojournalist—he worked for Life magazine, a top fashion photographer in New York, and a portrait photographer, among others. Arguably one of the best-known photographers in America by the mid-1950s, Henle has been described by late photo historian Helmut Gernsheim as “the last of the great classical photographers.”