Wolfgang Sievers (born 18th September 1913 in Berlin, Germany. Died 7th August 2007)
Arrived Australia August 1938. His father was an art historian, his mother of Jewish parents.
1933 Attended Contempora School of Applied Arts an offshoot of the Bauhaus which had already been closed.
1934 Emigration to Portugal.
1935 Rejoined Contempora School of Applied Arts in Berlin, first as a student then as a teacher of photography until 1938.
1936 Introduced to modern architecture by Erich Mendelsohn
1938 Called up to the Nazi Luftwaffe for service as aerial photographer, escaped to England on day of recruitment, arrived Australia August 1938
1942-1946 4 years voluntary service in the Australian army
1946 Reopened Studio this time at No 9 Collins St, Melbourne
1953 'New Visions' joint exhibition with Helmut Newton in Melbourne
1988-1992 Exhibition 'The Life & work of Wolfgang Sievers' NGA travelling exhibition
1992 Film Australia 'Master Photographers of Australia'
1997 Hall of Fame Fuji ACMP Aust Photographers collection