David Seymour

  • Series Magnum Photos
  • Edited by Dario Cimorelli, Alessandra Olivari
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 168
  • Illustrations 130 a colori
  • Language Italian, English, French
  • Year 2014
  • ISBN 9788836628292
  • Price € 28,00  € 26,60
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David “Chim” Seymour (1911-1956) was one of the most legendary photojournalists of the 20th century and co-founder of Magnum Photos with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and George Rodger. For leading magazines like Life and Regards, he covered the most significant events of his time: the Spanish Civil War; the places and faces of a Europe ravaged by the Second World War; the hopes placed in the new State of Israel. He also documented a post-war Italy filled with contradictions: the rising stars of the Cinecittà Studios, the Vatican palaces and Venice, along with religious processions and the small rural schools scattered through the South. This volume traces the career of this extraordinary photographer through over 120 shots in black and white. A man who honestly captured the spirit of his time, backed by a strong social conscience, and always determined to be “in the middle of the action”.

Texts: Francesco Zanot, Carole Naggar

Turin, Palazzo Reale, April - September 2014