David Seymour (Chim)

Seymour, David
Publisher: Phaidon
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 128
Measurements: 21.00 x 24.50 cm

The American photojournalist David Seymour (Chim), born in Poland (1911-56), used his camera to record political upheavals and social change during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s
A founding member of the Magnum photo agency, Seymour’s photographic legacy is here shown to include outstanding portraits of personalities of the time, such as Bernard Berenson and Sophia Loren, as well as his photojournalism and images of the Spanish Civil War
Known for his sensitive documentation of war and its devastating effects, Seymour attracted world attention with his study of children in postwar Europe for UNICEF
Documents the development of Seymour’s photography through a chronologically presented sequence of 55 images
Introductory essay provides a fresh perspective on Seymour’s life and work, placing him in the context of his time and within the history of photography

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