The Jump Artist
Author: Austin Ratner
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Release Date: May 01, 2009
The story begins in September 1928, when Halsman and his father were hiking in the Tyrolean Alps. While Halsman went ahead on the trail, his father was attacked and murdered. The Jewish 22 year old would be falsely accused of killing his father. The Jump Artist follows his life story from the murder and trial in Austria, into the depths of Halsman's despair in prison, to his rise in Paris and New York as one of the world's most renowned photographers.