Eve Arnold was one of the first women to join the Magnum photographic agency, and much of her work fell within its tradition of in-depth editorial photography. Eve wrote, “I realised as women before me that it was a fundamental part of female survival to play the assigned role. I could not fight against those attitudes. I needed to know more about other women to try to understand what made me acquiesce in this situation.” It was then that Eve started her project photographing and talking to women–becoming both observor and participant.

This contact sheet contains Jackie Kennedy and her daughter Carolyn in Washington D.C., 1960.

Eve Arnold joined Magnum Photos in 1951.

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