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Lucien Aigner

Photographer, photojournalist

1901 - 1999 American, born Hungary
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Lucien Aigner is a pioneer in candid news photography in the 1930's whose best-known photographs include one of a rumpled Albert Einstein in front of a blackboard. - New York Times

Lucien Aigner is considered to be one of the world's original photojournalists Lucienaigner.com 

Lucien Aigner was a pioneering photojournalist in the 1920s and 1930s whose 'photo stories' place him in a unique and important role in the history of photojournalism. - DeCordova

Lucien Aigner (14 September 1901 – 29 March 1999) was a Hungarian photographer and pioneering photojournalist. He was born in Érsekújvár, Austria-Hungary (now called Nové Zámky in Slovakia) and died in Waltham, Massachusetts. Aigner's first camera, a Brownie, was acquired at age nine and was used to photograph his family. By 1926, Aigner was a reporter for Az Est, the Hungarian newspaper group, and soon became a photographer with them. During this time, Aigner became a Leica user.

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Lucien Aigner, 97, Pioneer In Candid News Photography
Lucien Aigner, a pioneer in candid news photography in the 1930's whose best-known photographs include one of a rumpled Albert Einstein in front of a blackboard, died on Monday in a nursing home in Waltham, Mass. He was 97.
Obituary: Lucien Aigner
LUCIEN AIGNER'S photographs were of the famous or the unknown, the dramatic or the commonplace.
Books
AIGNER'S NEW YORK https://amzn.com/B0015OG13A
Lucien Aigner (ICP library of photographers) https://amzn.com/0933642008