May 22, 2010

Eve Arnold

American Photojournalist, Eve Arnold was born in Philadelphia in 1912. She became one of the first woman photographers to join Magnum Photos in the 50s. Although she is best known for her photographs of Marilyn Monroe on the set of the 1950s film The Misfits, she photographed all over the world and captured artistic portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, Malcolm X, and Joan Crawford. In 1980, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Magazine Photographers. More impressively, in 1995 became a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and was elected "Master Photographer", which is apparently the world's most prestigious photographic honour. Good work.

"If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it's already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer." - Arnold., images from magnum photography @.

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