Theory & Practice

David Seymour: A Life Worth Living

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David Seymour Spanish painter Pablo Picasso in front of his painting 'Guernica', at its unveiling at the Spanish Pavilion of the International World Fair held six weeks after the aerial bombing of the Basque vil (...)
David Seymour | Spanish Civil War Woman nursing a baby at a land reform meeting near Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. 1936. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour | Spanish Civil War Pilots resting in the countryside near their Polikarpov. The first fighter planes sent over by the USSR started flying above Madrid in November 1936. Spain. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour | Spanish Civil War Soldiers of the International Brigades during the farewell ceremony. The International Brigades were made to leave Spain by the Jallander Commission, which ordered the departure of all foreign troo (...)
David Seymour | Generation X The first child Miriam Trito born in the settlement of Alma. Eliezer Trito was in charge of the pipeline construction work to bring water from a source 3 miles away. He is seen here with the daught (...)
David Seymour Bernhard Berenson, American art collector of Lithuanian origin, looking at Pauline Borghese by Antonio Canova. Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy. 1955. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour | Children of Europe This little girl, suffering from spinal tuberculosis, must wear a special stiff body jacket. Tuberculosis had always been bad in Vienna, with a 50% increase in cases after the war. Despite the in (...)
David Seymour | Children of Europe School children waiting to be fed in Vienna. School children are examined by the school doctor and listed into three categories. 1: healthy, 2: not so healthy, 3: 6 kilos underweight. 30% of Vie (...)
David Seymour | Children of Europe Tereszka, a child in a residence for disturbed children. She drew a picture of "home" on the blackboard. Poland, 1948. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour SPAIN. Island of Minorca. Children take refuge in underground shelters to escape the bombings. Minorca is the only island that remains loyal to the Republic. Located directly across the Catalan coa (...)
David Seymour | Children of Europe Elefteria, the only child not evacuated from her remote village during the ravages of the civil war there, receives her first pair of shoes from UNICEF. Chim wrote his own caption for the picture: (...)
David Seymour ITALY. Rome. Villa Savoia. 1948. This home for crippled children is one of many such institutions in Italy to take care of the large numbers of maimed children. Organized formerly by King UMBERTO, (...)
David Seymour | Children of Europe A reformatory school for tough children. Many children go barefoot because of the acute shortage of footwear. Vienna, Austria. 1948. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour | Children of Europe Displaced Persons Camp from the Sudetenland, an old arsenal, half-destroyed, which was given to the displaced persons. Here they live to work in Austrian farms and factories. From their places of (...)
David Seymour | Children of Europe This home for crippled children is one of many such institutions in Italy to take care of the large numbers of mutilated children. Organized formerly by King Umberto, this home still receives money (...)