When she wrote that “a photographer must have a passionate, personal approach,” Eve Arnold could have been describing herself. Celebrated as much for her candid portraits of the famous as for her sensitive photographs of the disadvantaged, Arnold has embraced “the chance for personal expression and spontaneity photography gives me.” - by Emily Meyer Pomper - jwa.org
She became one of modern photography's most tenacious characters – first American woman member of the influential photo agency Magnum, prodigious traveller, a documentarist with a sharp eye for the comic and the unexpected. - independent.co.uk
She gained the trust of celebrities and then captured their intimate moments. This strategy helped her develop a unique understanding with Marilyn Monroe who’s images were included in a photographic book by Eve Arnold. - famousphotographers.net
Eve Arnold, OBE, Hon. FRPS (née Cohen; April 21, 1912 – January 4, 2012) was an American photojournalist. She joined Magnum Photos agency in 1951, and became a full member in 1957.Original article
It’s an aggressive way of working because you want to go as deeply as you can, if you are careful with people, they will offer you part of themselves.
You can’t make a great musician or a great photographer if the magic isn’t there.
If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.