Fritz Henle was “Mr. Rollei”

Fritz Henle was a German-born photographer who traveled the world in the 1930s, worked for New York magazines in the 1940s, and settled in the Caribbean.

On his way to New York City in the late 1930s, Henle spent time in Mexico in the company of leading artists of the time such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and others.

Henle is remembered for his New York fashion work in which he took his models out of the studio into natural light.

Fritz Henle in New York City

Fritz Henle Photographs is a retrospective of the artist’s 60-year career at Throckmorton Fine Art, April 27 – June 24, 2017.

The photograph, courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art, is Portrait of Nieves, 1943. For more information, visit

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