the ERICH LESSING Photo Archive is the official preserver of the heritage of ERICH LESSING and keeps all rights and copyrights to secure the continuation of the oeuvre.

Mission Statement - ERICH LESSING Kunst- & Kulturarchiv GmbH


Prints on Demand

We sell prints of fine art reproductions, as well as Erich Lessing’s reportage photographs. All images are available as archival pigment prints, signed by photographer Erich Lessing.


Archival pigment prints:
(Shipping costs are already included!)

DIN A2 (42 x 59.4cm) € 450,-
DIN A3 (29.7 x 42cm) € 400,-
DIN A4 (21 x 29.7cm) € 350,-


Current Recommandations

Vienna, Opera

Avalanche in the Austrian Alps.

Daily life in post-war Vienna.


The Louvre. All the paintings
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ISBN 9781579128869
Dimension 272 x 276 mm
published on New York, USA, 2011
published by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Content 3022 colour photographs
Befreiung zur Freiheit
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ISBN 9783907142981
published on Wädenswill, Switzerland, 2014
published by Nimbus Kunst und Bücher
Dimension 305 x 215 mm
Content 121 b&w photographs

Image Licensing

We license images covering photography, fine art and illustration for commercial and editorial use in all fields of print and digital media (e.g. books, magazines, newspapers, advertising, posters, calendars, greeting cards, internet, television programming, film and multimedia productions). High resolution scans are available for immediate download from our website.Our archive features over 40.000 high resolution images of artwork from many museums and collections worldwide.We also license Erich Lessing’s original reportage photography. Erich Lessing became well-known in the 1950s with his political reportage photography. His major works include the Hungarian uprising in 1956, his photographic journeys to post-war Germany and the portrayal of daily life in countries of the Soviet orbit. You can order fine art and reportage photographs from our optimised online shop. Use the search function to browse our archive by keyword, theme and image number.


Contact us or our distribution agents with queries and further information regarding usage rights, prices and licensing.