Almost entirely self-taught in the art of photography, Eve Arnold possessed not only an innate skill for image-making but an extraordinary ability to connect with her many subjects. Joining Magnum in 1957 as the agency’s first female photographer, Arnold captured on film some of the most significant individuals and groups of the era. She is well known for her intimate portraits of Marilyn Monroe, with whom she became good friends. Other significant projects include her documentation of the Nation of Islam and the world of black fashion in 1950s Harlem. Pictured here, Marilyn Monroe appears at a press conference in the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom prior to the filming of ‘The Prince And The Showgirl’. New York City, 1956.