In this first retrospective of David Seymour's work, featuring over 150 images (many never before published), a haunting social portrait and critique of the turbulent events of the twentieth century emerges.
From France's Front Populaire and the Spanish civil war, to the devastating aftermath of World War II and the birth of Israel, David "Chim" Seymour captured many of the 20th century's most striking images. Indelible among Chim's most powerful photographs are his tender images of refugee children displaced or maimed by war, part of a three-year project for UNICEF. Chim's quiet, owlish charm and emotional empathy extended to his portraits of such diverse figures as Ingrid Bergman, Arturo Toscanini and Audrey Hepburn, which are also included here.
This long-overdue remembrance of the life and times of one of the most memorable chroniclers of our time is introduced by two longtime friends, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Cornell Capa, plus the fascinating biographical account written by Inge Bondi, former director of Magnum during Chim's lifetime.
Pages: 192 Pages
Size: 10 1/2 x 11"
Publisher: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown & Co. (Boston, 1996)
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