David Seymour, or "Chim" as his intimates knew him, was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1911. Having covered many political events, including the Spanish Civil War and World War II for leading international magazines, Seymour became one of the original founders of Magnum. Alongside Cartier-Bresson, Capa, Rodger, and Vandivert, Seymour firmly believed that by showing his 'glance', or analysis of reality, he could gain a somewhat truer representation of the world, its affairs and people.
This wide-ranging collection of Seymour's work includes many of his celebrated images: the development of the Front Populaire in Paris; the plight of children in Europe after WWII; the rebuilding in Germany; the birth of the state of Israel; timeless portraits of notable figures, including among others Ingrid Bergman, Maria Callas, Jean Renoir, and Aldous Huxley.
With essays by Kosme de Barañano, John G. Morris, Cartier-Bresson, and others.
Size: 11 3/4 x 10 3/4"
Publisher: IVAM Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (Valencia, 2003)