Hans Staub (photographer)

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Hans Emil Staub (born September 10, 1894 in Wetzikon ; † May 27, 1990 in Zollikon ; resident in Wädenswil ) was a Swiss photographer and first photo reporter for Zürcher Illustrierte (1930–1941). He later worked for Du magazine and as a freelance photographer for various family magazines .


Dust attended the industrial school in Wetzikon (1909-1911) and completed an agricultural internship (1912) as well as the Zürcher agricultural school Strickhof (1913-1914). During the First World War he did active service (1914-1918).

An apprenticeship as a sculptor (1918–1919) was followed by a traineeship as a photographer and training as a photo laboratory assistant (1921–1922). From 1923 to 1930 he worked as a heliographer at Escher Wyss and managed the in-house print shop there. From 1930 to 1941 he was the first photo reporter for Zürcher Illustrierte. Then he was active as an army photographer.

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