Born July 17, 1920, in Philadelphia, USA, Eugene Louis Kammerman, the son of a pharmacist and a passionate of photography, arrived with the American GI’s on the beaches of Normandy in 1944.
Photographer for the United States Army, he married a French woman and decided to stay in France. A reporter for the Saturday Evening Post, he collaborated to the young newspaper L’Express, then too “poor” to pay him. He started to work on advertising campaigns and did reportages on the major fashion houses, his images were published in magazines such as Elle, Paris Match, Life…
In March 1961, he died of his injuries at the age of 41, after a car accident while on a story in England. The Eye of Photography today publishes his 1957 photo campaign for Air France. Today, his photography archive is distributed by the agency Gamma Rapho Keystone in Paris.
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