Stunning Images of 1950s Paris by Sabine Weiss

Sabine Weiss was born in Switzerland in 1924. In 1942, she wonders what she will do with her life, and decides that she should become a photographer because it is what she loves to do.

In 1945 Sabine Weiss moved to a studio in Geneva, but in 1946 she decided to leave the city of her childhood to live in Paris. She knew there was no turning back. She asked Willy Maywald to become her assistant.

In 1949, she met the painter Hugh Weiss and realized right away that she would spend her life with him. Sabine Weiss left Maywald, where she mastered her craft and started a long career, experimenting fashion, photojournalism, advertising and everything else she was asked to do (source).

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Sabine Weiss, Paris, 1955 via

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Sabine Weiss, In the rain, Paris, 1957 via

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Sabine Weiss, July, Paris, 1954 via

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Sabine Weiss, St. Lazare train station, Paris, 1949 via

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Sabine Weiss, The Eiffel Towers dry, Paris, 1956 via

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Sabine Weiss, Bilboquet, La Concorde, Paris, 1950 via

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Sabine Weiss, Snow, Paris, 1952 via

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Sabine Weiss, Paris, 1953 via