Chris von Wangenheim

Chris von Wangenheim

Fashion Photographer
Born Feb 21, 1942

Christoph von Wangenheim was a top professional fashion photographer of the late 1960s through early 1980s.

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1942 Birth Born in 1942.


1953 11 Years Old Christoph grew up in Bavaria after World War II, while his father never returned from Soviet POW camps, where he was obviously hanged in 1953.


1962 20 Years Old From 1962, Christoph attended the Bavarian State College of Photography at Munich, where he graduated as Journeyman in 1964.
1965 23 Years Old After that, he moved to New York in 1965 where he worked as a photographer's assistant of David Thorpe and James Moore until 1967.
1968 26 Years Old He started his own studio at Washington Square and began working for the American edition of Harper's Bazaar in 1968 and for the Italian edition of Harper's Bazaar in 1970.


1972 30 Years Old American Vogue became his primary outlet in 1972, but he also worked for its German, French and Italian editions, as well as for Esquire, Playboy, Interview, and Viva magazines. … Read More
1981 39 Years Old While at the peak of his success, von Wangenheim died in a car crash in March 1981 at Saint Martin Island.
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