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Helmut Erich Robert Kuno Gernsheim (1 March 1913 – 20 July 1995) was a renowned historian of photography, collector, and photographer. He and his wife Alison amassed a huge collection of photography containing work by such luminaries as Julia Margaret Cameron, Lewis Carroll, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Hill & Adamson, William Henry Fox Talbot, and Louis Daguerre. They wrote dozens of books, including the influential "The History of Photography", hundreds of articles, and mounted several exhibitions. They sold their collection to the University of Texas at Austin.
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