Rico Puhlmann

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Rico Puhlmann (25 June 1934 – 17 July 1996), was a German fashion photographer.

The reconstructed wreckage of TWA Flight 800, on which Puhlmann died

Puhlmann was born in Berlin in 1934. He studied fashion design, art design, and art history at the Berlin University of the Arts (Hochschule für Bildende Künste Berlin) from 1951 to 1955.[1]

He worked for magazines such as Constanze, Burda, Vogue, Glamour, GQ, Harper's Bazaar.[2][1] He photographed people including Isabella Rossellini, Cindy Crawford, Mel Gibson, Richard Avedon, Suzy Parker, Cheryl Tiegs, Naomi Campbell, Hildegard Knef and Agnieszka Kotlarska.[2]

Puhlmann moved to the US in 1970, and died on 17 July 1996, on TWA Flight 800 from New York to Paris, 12 minutes after take-off.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Rico Puhlmann - Stadtmuseum Povelturm, Nordhorn – eine Zeitreise". Stadtmuseum-nordhorn.de. 17 July 1996. Retrieved 25 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Rico Puhlmann Archive". Ricopuhlmann.com. Retrieved 25 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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