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Erika Billeter

(b Buenos Aires, Jul 31, 1906; d Buenos Aires, Jun 18, 2012).

Argentine photographer. Having produced his first photographs in 1928, he studied in 1932 at the Bauhaus, Berlin, under the American photographer Walter Peterhans (1897–1960). There he met the German photographer Grete Stern, whom he was later to marry and with whom he started a studio for publicity photography in Buenos Aires in 1937. He established his name in 1936 with the publication of his book on Buenos Aires. He preferred to illustrate art books and was particularly interested in the ceramic culture of Peru and the sculpture of Rodin. Among his other publications were monographs on Stonehenge, Paestum, and the Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum in Duisburg, and the volume De Fotografía (Buenos Aires, 1969).

Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, 1936.Imagema: Antología fotográfica, 1927–1994. Buenos Aires, [1994].Billeter, E. Fotografie Lateinamerika. Zurich and Bern, 1981.Facio, S. La fotografía en la Argentina desde 1840 a nuestros días. Buenos Aires, 1995....