Clemens Kalischer (born March 30, 1921 in Lindau, Germany) is a photojournalist and art photographer. 


As the Nazi Party gained power in Germany, he emigrated to France via Switzerland (1933) and then to the United States via Morocco (1942). From 1944 through 1946 he studied arts at the Cooper Union. Since 1951 Clemens Kalischer has been living in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.



Clemens Kalischer is a member of ASPP (American Society of Picture Professionals); a member of One by One (an international dialogue group between survivors and perpetrators of the Holocaust) and worked as a freelance photographer of the New York Times, Newsweek, Life, Fortune, Du[disambiguation needed], The Sun, Yankee, Coronet, Country Journal, Moment, Vermont Life, In Context, Jubilee, Yes, Orion, Ploughshares, Common Ground[disambiguation needed], Architectural Forum, Places, Urban Design International, Progressive Architectural, and Time magazine.


His work was included in "The Family of Man," a collaboration of Carl Sandburg and Edward Steichen. His series of photographs of displaced persons arriving in New York from DP camps, taken in 1947 and 1948, has been his most recognized work. Many are included in "Clemens Kalischer," edited by Denis Brudna and Norbert Bunge (Hatje Cantz).


In Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where he has the Image Gallery, at the request of Norman Rockwell, he took photographs staged by Rockwell which Rockwell then used to create his illustrations.