Adolphe de Meyer

Baron Adolph de Meyer (1868–1946) is primarily known as an accomplished fashion photographer and society portraitist of sitters including Rita Lydig, Josephine Baker and John Barrymore. De Meyer relocated from Dresden to London in 1896, where he joined the Royal Photographic Society and the Linked Ring, a society of British Pictorialist photographers. From 1903 he corresponded with Alfred Stieglitz, eventually joining his Photo-Secession. In 1914 de Mayer became Vogue’s first full-time photographer, in New York, where he remained until moving to Paris in 1921 for Harper’s Bazaar. He returned to America following unrest in Europe and spent his later years in Hollywood; today de Meyer is a paragon for many contemporary fashion photographers.

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