Born in Budapest in 1906, Almasy covered a wide range of world events in his career as a leading photojournalist. After a spell with the Swiss press he progressed to work predominantly for the UN. Some of his finest work includes atmospheric images of Paris in the 1950s and 1960s and a visual record of its existentialist and art worlds. The collection comprises over 125,000 images and its universal nature is confirmed by Almasy's claim to have visited every country in the world except two! akg-images owns the entire black and white archive of Paul Almasy.