Author: Janine di Giovanni
Brand: Prestel Publishing
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Number Of Pages: 192
Release Date: 01-04-2015
Details: Product Description Eve Arnold (1912 - 2012) was born to a poor immigrant family in Philadelphia and became a photographer by chance. In 1950 Arnold was a 38-year-old Long Island housewife when she enrolled in a six-week photography course that led to her groundbreaking photo essay on black fashion models in Harlem. She went on to become the first woman to join Magnum Photos and, eventually, one of the most accomplished photojournalists of her time. Filled with reproductions of Arnold's acclaimed photographs, shot in both colour and black-and-white, as well as previously unseen archival images, this biography relates Arnold's bold images to the fascinating story of their making. Renowned for her intimate portraits of figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Malcolm X and Queen Elizabeth, Arnold was equally comfortable documenting the lives of the poor and dispossessed. 'I don't see anybody as either ordinary or extraordinary. I see them simply as people in front of my lens.' To her images of migrant workers, disabled veterans and protesters for civil rights in the US and against apartheid in South Africa, she brought an unflinching eye and a strong sense of social justice. This highly engrossing narrative tells a compelling story of an intrepid artist whose life's purpose was to report on the lives of others. Review A stunning book. --Daily Mail, 15th May 2015 If the rest of the series lives up to this first, it will definitely be worth collecting as a source of photographic history and superb inspiration. --Black & White Photography, June 2015 This book is nothing less than a truly penetrating biography. --Amateur Photographer, 18th April 2015 About the Author Janine di Giovanni is the Middle East editor of Newsweek and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. Her books include Ghosts by Daylight and The Place at the End of the World: Essays from the Edge. She is the winner of the International Women s Media Foundation (IWMF) 2016 Courage in Journalism Award and currently resides in Paris.
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