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Willem van de Poll worked as a photojournalist for Dutch and European news magazines.
Willem van de Poll was a photographer from Amsterdam who learned photography in Vienna. He worked as a photographer for the police and press and became a famous photographer for international news before World War II. He also took pictures of fashion and advertising in the 1930s. His photos were printed in magazines like Vogue and distributed by AP. During World War II, Van der Poll worked for Phillips and later became the official photographer for Prince Bernard's staff at the Dutch Interior Forces. After the war, he took photos of the Dutch princesses as they grew up. Although many of his contemporaries had left-wing views, Van de Poll liked to live a glamorous life. He did, however, make an impressive report on the Warsaw ghetto in 1934. Willem van de Poll was one of the first Dutch photographers to make models pose outside the studio. Also new was Van de Poll's use of photo models in advertising.