Eve Arnold

7 01 2012

Eve Arnold ©Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos (from NYTimes website)

Eve Arnold passed away this week at the age of 99, peacefully in London. Born in America in 1912, she lived in Britain since 1961.

There have been many obituaries written, so I won’t try to expand on them here. A quick google search reveals obituaries in the Irish Times, the New York Times, The Telegraph, and many others. One that caught my eye was the obituary in the Guardian:

“… Arnold’s black and white photographs of 1950s Harlem, documenting existence under racism and apartheid, exploited labour, global poverty and working women’s lives are the most meaningful and powerful of her images. …

“…Eve Arnold was the first woman to be invited to join the Magnum photo agency, back in the 1950s. Visit Magnum’s website today and look at its list, 60 years on. Less than 10% are women. …”

Eve Arnold, RIP.

– Rory

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