Haas moved to New York City and in 1953 produced a 24-page,color photo essay on the city for , which then commissionedsimilar photo spreads on and . In 1962, the mounted a one-man show of Haas' color photos. Haas'first photo book, Elements, was published the nextyear.
Born in , , Haas attended medicalschool in Austria, but, in 1947, left to become a staffphotographer for the magazine . His photo essay for the magazine onprisoners of war coming home to Vienna won him acclaim and an offerto join Magnum Photos from . Haas and were the first photographers invited to join Magnum by the foundersCapa, , , andBill Vandivert.
Some of Haas' most famous pictures were deliberatelyout-of-focus and blurred, creating strong visual effects. He usedthe process to make many of hisoriginal prints, yielding richly saturated colours.
Ernst Haas (March 2, 1921, Vienna – September12, 1986, New York) was an artist and influential notedfor his innovations in , experiments inabstract light and form, and as a member of the agency.
This paper has two aims: first, to describe the long, multilayered and complex process that finally generated an alleged Nazi-Tibetan connection; and second, to lay to rest the oft-repeated claim that the Ernst SchÃ¤fer Tibet expedition of 1938â39 had some occult purpose.