British, 1904-1983. Bill Brandt started his photography career as a photojournalist, documenting British life and the Blitz during World War II which garnered him international acclaim. However, working for Man Ray in Paris exposed him to Surrealism and the work of Eugene Atget which helped to shape his post War work. Brandt moved onto experimenting with different techniques and equipment such as severe light and shadow, wide angle lenses and unconventional cropping. This enabled Brandt to shoot nudes and landscapes, producing evocative abstract images. His abstract images became as famous as his pre-War documentary work.