Neulander Simon

Else, better known as Eva (1900-1942). German photographer. In 1925, she ran a photographic studio in Berlin, initially collaborating with Heinz Hajek-Halke and later working on her own. She took portraits and fashion photographs, publishing in Die Dame, Elegante Welt, and Konfektionaer. Young talents passed through her studio, such as Helmut Newton, who became very influenced by her style. In 1934, she married the dealer Alfred Simon. Shortly after the troubles began, as a Jew she was forced to hand the studio over to her friend Charlotte Weider. In 1938, she was prohibited from practicing her profession and, four years later all trace was lost of her in the concentration camp at Majdanek-Lubin.