Sunday, November 29, 2009

Eve Arnold (by Elyssa Marcus)

Eve Arnold was born in 1912 and was the first female member of the Magnum Photo agency in 1951.  She is still an important and active figure on British photography at 97 years old.  Arnold's claim to fame come from her photographs of Marilyn Monroe, continuously coming for over a decade.  The reason for the strength of her photographs of Marilyn is due to the amount of trust that they shared.  Arnold and Marilyn were friends, and had a close relationship which showed.  Her key to success was being able to show the intimacy through her photographs and capturing the closeness with Marilyn that was unattainable by any other photographer.  Eve Arnold did not just photograph Marilyn Monroe, she did photojournalism (China, Russia, South Africa, Afghanistan to name a few), and also captured Queen Elizabeth II, and Malcolm X, and a series on many president's wives.

© Eve Arnold
© Eve Arnold
© Eve Arnold
© Eve Arnold



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