Karl Bissinger (1914- ), photojournalist and activist, was a friend of Julian Beck and
Judith Malina, co-founders of The Living Theatre. Bissinger served as an occassional photographer of the Theatre
and its performances. His Papers contain correspondence, ephemera, photographs, posters, and programs pertaining
to Living Theatre productions.
Karl Bissinger was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1914. He had a career as a photojournalist, serving as staff
photographer at Flair and portraitist for Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Town & Country. His book,
The Luminous Years: Portraits at Mid-Century (2003), contains examples of his portrait
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