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Eve Arnold


1912 - 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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 -

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. -

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. -

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.

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