Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Michael Schmidt | Photographer, 68

German photographer Michael Schmidt, 68, who documented post-war Berlin, died Saturday.

Stephen Barber, founder of the Prix Pictet, said Mr. Schmidt died three days after learning that he had won the 100,000 Swiss franc photography prize. His death was first reported by German art magazine Monopol, citing unnamed relatives.

Born in Berlin months after the end of World War II, Mr. Schmidt was known for capturing the city's inhabitants and its concrete landscapes in stark black and white images.

His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and is currently on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. - AP

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