Remembering Robert Lautman, 85, Architectural Photographer
Lautman’s career had some unusual moments. He was a twice-decorated Army photographer in World War II, and shot combat photos at Corregidor. In 1954, he refused to answer questions while appearing before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
But, he was not all business and his hospitality and sense of humor were legendary. Among the vocations listed on his business card was “Lunch” and he had a seemingly endless repertoire of jokes, some good and some bad. His life and work will be remembered in the Great Hall of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4.