some of fritz henle's work seems familiar--or is it merely an appealing, recognizable style?
in any case, his name is new to me.
the harry ransom center, a humanities research library and museum at the university of texas at austin, is presenting a retrospective exhibition "fritz henle: in search of beauty," which will run through august 2, 2009.
i won't make it down to austin this summer, so i'll have to be satisfied with online gallery-viewing, or the book.
from what i've seen so far, my favorites are photos that he shot over a two week period in paris, in july 1938, for time magazine. the photo essay never ran in time, but several photos were picked up years later by the ny times magazine, and published in book format in 1947.
if you're interested in henle's recollections of the "paris 1938" experience, here's the link.