akg-images is the exclusive representative of the Erich
Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives in the UK. Born in 1923 in
Vienna, Lessing has worked for publications such as Life and Paris Match
and in 1951 he became a member of the photographers' collective Magnum.
As well as being a successful photojournalist, he has spent a lifetime
photographing creative works and historical locations. His vast collection
comprises over 25,000 colour images covering fine arts, archaeology, religion
and architecture, of which the five images below are a mere sample. All
of the images and many more are available from akg-images.