Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Reflections from the Heart: Photographs by David Seymour

Reflections from the Heart: Photographs by David Seymour. "...Born in Warsaw, Poland, David Seymour, also known as Chim, applied his skilled hand, warm heart, and perceptive eye to photographing the poignant and dramatic events. Fluent in several languages, with deep affinities for many countries and peoples, Chim was truly international. His photographs were published in leading magazines from 1933 to 1956 and contributed to redefining photojournalism.
Many of Seymour's best-known photos capture the poignant and dramatic events of the 20th century, including postwar Europe. He covered many important political events beginning with the Spanish Civil War. During World War II he served as a photo-interpreter with the U.S. Air Force in Europe. In 1947, he co-founded the international photojournalists cooperative Magnum. In 1956 an Egyptian machine-gunner killed David Seymour four days after the Armistice at Suez. David Seymour, a man of peace, lost his life while trying to promote peace and understanding through his images." Also... Chim: Photographs by David Seymour at the ICP in New York, NY.


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