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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Eve Arnold

So far, all male photographers, so let's talk about Eve Arnold, who, incidentally, is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Sony World Photography Awards.

Eve Arnold was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Russian immigrant parents. She began photographing while working at a photo-finishing plant in New York City in 1946. In 1954, Arnold's fresh quality and intelligent choice of subject matter brought her to the attention of Robert Capa, the head of Magnum Photos, the prestigious international cooperative of photographers. Capa invited her to join the group, and she became its first American woman member. Her mastery of the colour processes and techniques popular in the 50s was extensive and assured, although she worked for preference in black-and-white...

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