Philippe Halsman

@philippe_halsman_official

The official account for photographer Philippe Halsman (1906-1979). All Photos Copyright Philippe Halsman Archive

http://www.philippehalsman.com

Images and videos by Philippe Halsman

Rest In Peace my friend

Rest In Peace my friend

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At Salvador Dalí Museus

Dancer Edward Villela #edwardvillella #jump #grace

Dancer Edward Villela #edwardvillella #jump #grace

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Happy Birthday to Marilyn Monroe... photographed by Halsman in LA for a 1952 LIFE Magazine cover story on the life of a young Hollywood starlet...

Happy Birthday to Marilyn Monroe... photographed by Halsman in LA for a 1952 LIFE Magazine cover story on the life of a young Hollywood starlet...

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At Hollywood Hills

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 1968, part of the @magnumphotos 70th anniversary exhibit opening tonight at @icp

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 1968, part of the @magnumphotos 70th anniversary exhibit opening tonight at @icp

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Happy Birthday to Dali, Halsman's friend and collaborator for 37 years! #dali #salvadordali

Happy Birthday to Dali, Halsman's friend and collaborator for 37 years! #dali #salvadordali

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At New York, New York

Jazz legend Louie Armstrong for the cover 1966 LIFE magazine #louisarmstrong #louiearmstrong #jazz #jazzlegend #lifemagazine

Jazz legend Louie Armstrong for the cover 1966 LIFE magazine #louisarmstrong #louiearmstrong #jazz #jazzlegend #lifemagazine

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At New York, New York

🎂Happy Birthday to Philippe Halsman who was born 111 years ago in Riga, Latvia today🎂 Seen jumping here in 1953 with Ray Bolger

🎂Happy Birthday to Philippe Halsman who was born 111 years ago in Riga, Latvia today🎂 Seen jumping here in 1953 with Ray Bolger

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At New York, New York

Happy birthday Elizabeth Taylor! (age 16 in photo)

Happy birthday Elizabeth Taylor! (age 16 in photo)

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❤️❤️❤️Happy Valentines day from the Halsman Archive ❤️❤️❤️ Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis 1951 #deanmartin #jerrylewis #martinandlewis

❤️❤️❤️Happy Valentines day from the Halsman Archive ❤️❤️❤️ Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis 1951 #deanmartin #jerrylewis #martinandlewis

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The legendary Duke Ellington 1967 #dukeellington #jazz #jazzmaster #jazzpiano #blackhistorymonth

The legendary Duke Ellington 1967 #dukeellington #jazz #jazzmaster #jazzpiano #blackhistorymonth

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Singer and Actress Eartha Kitt #jump 1954 Happy Black History Month 🇺🇸✊🏿🇺🇸 #earthakitt #halsman #jumpbook

Singer and Actress Eartha Kitt #jump 1954 Happy Black History Month 🇺🇸✊🏿🇺🇸 #earthakitt #halsman #jumpbook

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Sammy Davis Jr. 1965 Happy Black History Month America 🇺🇸✊🏿🇺🇸 #sammydavisjr #ratpack #blackhistorymonth

Sammy Davis Jr. 1965 Happy Black History Month America 🇺🇸✊🏿🇺🇸 #sammydavisjr #ratpack #blackhistorymonth

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Halsman was a refugee who escaped the Nazis and came to America with the assistance of Einstein (another refugee) in 1941. Halsman was a Latvian Jew and the quota was full, so Einstein who already knew Halsman from Europe had his name added to a special list for emergency visas for artists and scientists put together by Eleanor Roosevelt. Halsman came to NYC to be reunited with his family (who all had French passports and were on the last boat out of France before it fell to the Nazis) and was assisted by many kind American families. Having been spared, while millions perished across Europe, he felt the need to prove his worth and had to work hard in order to feed his young family. With in 2 years he had his first cover of LIFE magazine, and went on to contribute a lot to American culture, a nation of immigrants. In 1947 Halsman visited Einstein in Princeton and was proud to show him all he had accomplished. During their photo shoot, Einstein began speaking about how his discoveries led to the science which helped make the Atomic bomb. Philippe writes in his book _Sight and Insight_ "With my entire being I felt how much this infinitely good and compassionate man was suffering from the knowledge that he had helped to put in the hands of politicians a monstrous weapon of devastation and death." Halsman was so taken in this moment that he almost was paralyzed to click the shutter of the camera which resulted in the above photo. The Halsman Archive joins millions of other Americans and opposes the new bans on refugees being put in place. America has always been a beacon of hope for the world and a place where people have been blessed to escape the violence of their homeland and begin again, woven into the diverse fabric of this great nation. Diversity is strength. Unity is power. Compassion is a virtue. Love is the only path. #nobannowall #nobodyisillegal #einstein #halsman #resist

Halsman was a refugee who escaped the Nazis and came to America with the assistance of Einstein (another refugee) in 1941. Halsman was a Latvian Jew and the quota was full, so Einstein who already knew Halsman from Europe had his name added to a special list for emergency visas for artists and scientists put together by Eleanor Roosevelt. Halsman came to NYC to be reunited with his family (who all had French passports and were on the last boat out of France before it fell to the Nazis) and was assisted by many kind American families. Having been spared, while millions perished across Europe, he felt the need to prove his worth and had to work hard in order to feed his young family. With in 2 years he had his first cover of LIFE magazine, and went on to contribute a lot to American culture, a nation of immigrants. In 1947 Halsman visited Einstein in Princeton and was proud to show him all he had accomplished. During their photo shoot, Einstein began speaking about how his discoveries led to the science which helped make the Atomic bomb. Philippe writes in his book _Sight and Insight_ "With my entire being I felt how much this infinitely good and compassionate man was suffering from the knowledge that he had helped to put in the hands of politicians a monstrous weapon of devastation and death." Halsman was so taken in this moment that he almost was paralyzed to click the shutter of the camera which resulted in the above photo. The Halsman Archive joins millions of other Americans and opposes the new bans on refugees being put in place. America has always been a beacon of hope for the world and a place where people have been blessed to escape the violence of their homeland and begin again, woven into the diverse fabric of this great nation. Diversity is strength. Unity is power. Compassion is a virtue. Love is the only path. #nobannowall #nobodyisillegal #einstein #halsman #resist

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At Princeton, New Jersey

MEXICAN comedian "Cantinflas" Mario Moreno in 1949 #cantinflas #nowalls #weloveourneighbors ✊🏽🇲🇽

MEXICAN comedian "Cantinflas" Mario Moreno in 1949 #cantinflas #nowalls #weloveourneighbors ✊🏽🇲🇽

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Comedian Bobby Clark 1950

Comedian Bobby Clark 1950

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Happy 2017 from The Halsman Archive! This photo is from the 1930's when Halsman was just beginning his career in Paris

Happy 2017 from The Halsman Archive! This photo is from the 1930's when Halsman was just beginning his career in Paris

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Halsman and his wife Yvonne (his life long assistant and love) on one of their homemade holiday cards.

Halsman and his wife Yvonne (his life long assistant and love) on one of their homemade holiday cards.

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At New York, New York

...what a year! RIP Debbie Reynolds (1951 NYC) #debbiereynolds #halsman #philippehalsman

...what a year! RIP Debbie Reynolds (1951 NYC) #debbiereynolds #halsman #philippehalsman

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Hope everyone is feeling the holiday spirit! #halsman #philippehalsman #dali #salvadordali #santa #caviar

Hope everyone is feeling the holiday spirit! #halsman #philippehalsman #dali #salvadordali #santa #caviar

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At New York, New York

RIP Zsa Zsa Gabor (1959 NYC) #zsazsagabor #halsman

RIP Zsa Zsa Gabor (1959 NYC) #zsazsagabor #halsman

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it's over... 1948 NBC coverage of the Democratic convention... #halsman #philippehalsman

it's over... 1948 NBC coverage of the Democratic convention... #halsman #philippehalsman

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Alfred Hitchcock in 1962 on the set of his film Birds. #hitchcock #alfredhitchcock #halsman #philippehalsman #lightingmaster #masteroflighting #film #director #birds #hollywood

Alfred Hitchcock in 1962 on the set of his film Birds. #hitchcock #alfredhitchcock #halsman #philippehalsman #lightingmaster #masteroflighting #film #director #birds #hollywood

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At Hollywood

Halsman photographed Audrey Hepburn on an Italian farm for the cover if LIFE Magazine the summer of 1955. #halsman #philippehalsman #audrey #audreyhepburn #life #lifemagazine #italy

Halsman photographed Audrey Hepburn on an Italian farm for the cover if LIFE Magazine the summer of 1955. #halsman #philippehalsman #audrey #audreyhepburn #life #lifemagazine #italy

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At Italy

"Dali what makes you tick?" From the classic book Dali's Mustache #SalvadorDali #Dali #dalisMustache #halsman #philippehalsman

"Dali what makes you tick?" From the classic book Dali's Mustache #SalvadorDali #Dali #dalisMustache #halsman #philippehalsman

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Halsman visiting his friend Vladimir Nabokov (author of #Lolita) in Switzerland 1968. Photographed by Halsman's wife Yvonne, author of #HalsmanAtWork, a behind the scene's look of Halsman's career photographing icons. #nabokov #vladimirnabokov

Halsman visiting his friend Vladimir Nabokov (author of #Lolita) in Switzerland 1968. Photographed by Halsman's wife Yvonne, author of #HalsmanAtWork, a behind the scene's look of Halsman's career photographing icons. #nabokov #vladimirnabokov

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At Montreux, Switzerland

Jean Cocteau in Halsman's studio in NYC 1949 Bringing Art to LIFE (magazine) #cocteau #jeancocteau #halsman #liveart #livingart #drawingfromlife #lifemagazine

Jean Cocteau in Halsman's studio in NYC 1949 Bringing Art to LIFE (magazine) #cocteau #jeancocteau #halsman #liveart #livingart #drawingfromlife #lifemagazine

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At New York, New York

When not photographing celebrities for magazines, Halsman would make experiments with nudes. Found this print today in the archive from 1965.  #fineartnude #projectionmapping #1965

When not photographing celebrities for magazines, Halsman would make experiments with nudes. Found this print today in the archive from 1965. #fineartnude #projectionmapping #1965

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From a 1949 story on Hats/College Fashion for LIFE Magazine #hats #life #lifemagazine #collegefashion #halsman #philippehalsman

From a 1949 story on Hats/College Fashion for LIFE Magazine #hats #life #lifemagazine #collegefashion #halsman #philippehalsman

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Rest In Peace #EdwardAlbee (1928-2016) American playwright photographed by #Halsman in 1961 #whosafraidofvirginiawoolf

Rest In Peace #EdwardAlbee (1928-2016) American playwright photographed by #Halsman in 1961 #whosafraidofvirginiawoolf

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At Manhattan

French artist/poet/film-maker Jean Cocteau visited Halsman's studio in NYC in 1949 for a night, and they created so many magical images together over the course of a few hours. #jeancocteau #artist #halsman

French artist/poet/film-maker Jean Cocteau visited Halsman's studio in NYC in 1949 for a night, and they created so many magical images together over the course of a few hours. #jeancocteau #artist #halsman

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Comedian #raybolger (the Scarecrow from #thewizardofoz) jumps for #Halsman in 1950 for his famous #jumpbook

Comedian #raybolger (the Scarecrow from #thewizardofoz) jumps for #Halsman in 1950 for his famous #jumpbook

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from the book #unknownhalsman Aquacade Ballet, 1953, Florida for #LifeMagazine

from the book #unknownhalsman Aquacade Ballet, 1953, Florida for #LifeMagazine

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"The Photo That Changed Modern Portraiture" New article and video on Time Magazine Lightbox on the making of this iconic portrait of #dali by #philippehalsman http://time.com/4429888/dali-atomicus/

"The Photo That Changed Modern Portraiture" New article and video on Time Magazine Lightbox on the making of this iconic portrait of #dali by #philippehalsman http://time.com/4429888/dali-atomicus/

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At Manhattan, New York