David Seymour’s Coverage of the Spanish Civil War
Magnum co-founder David Seymour's extensive documentation of the Spanish Civil War from 1936 to 1939
In 1935, David ‘Chim’ Seymour became the Spanish correspondent for Regards magazine, a leftist news publication. He covered the Spanish Civil War until the final defeat of the Spanish Republican Army by Franco’s Nationalists in 1938. Seymour’s work from this period includes portraits of government leaders, soldiers preparing for battle, the poverty of peasants, workers in factories and the terror of the war experienced by the Basques.