In December of 1954, 22-year old soldier Bill Perlmutter boarded a troopship to Germany, to start a new assignment as a photographer for the U.S. Army. Post-World War II, Perlmutter traveled throughout Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain depicting his view of war-torn Europe.
Without much background knowledge and with a somewhat biased opinion shaped by films he had watched, the young G.I. set out to start his coverage.
In a discrete way, humans helped shape his images. Although people had settled back into their daily routines again, there was still effects from the war that can be seen in his images. His photographs display an honest display of the conditions and cultural distinctions that existed post war. Bill Perlmutter's work is a testament to the different living standards in various parts of Europe.
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