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Erich Balg

1904 Berlin - 1977 Prien am Chiemsee

1921until 1923 apprenticeship in the studio for photography of his father Martin Balg (18??-1920), Berlin.
1923until 1925 education at "Staatslehranstalt für Photographie", Munich. Erich Balg meets his later wife Anne Nickel who studies photograpy as well.
1925until 1933 head of portrait-photography at "Atelier Binder", Berlin.
1933enters a partnership with architect Fritz August Breuhaus de Groot to found "contempora, Schule für angewandte Werkkunst", Berlin, Emser Str. 44. Erich Balg teaches photography with the help of assistants like Lore Müller and Wolfgang Sievers. "Contempora" is closed in 1939.
1939until 1940 activity as advertising- and fashion-photographer in Berlin.
1940until 1945 military service in a laboratory for aerial photography at Golm near Potsdam.
1945resumption of activity as advertising and fashion photographer, Berlin.
1949he moves to Hamburg and opens a studio for fashion and portrait photography. Erich Balg and his wife Anne run the studio until 1968.