|Cynthia Young, Carole Naggar & Roger Cohen.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||304 / 2013|
A pioneering photojournalist and cofounder of Magnum Photos, David "Chim" Seymour (1911-56) dedicated much of his life to documenting war and its aftermath. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw, Chim was sent to the front lines of the civil war in Spain, along with comrades Robert Capa and Gerda Taro. His profound empathy for his subjects is evident in his images of child refugees, and Chim was an astute observer of 20th-century European politics, social life, and culture, from the beginnings of the antifascist struggle to the rebuilding of countries ravaged by World War II. In the 100 photographs here, Chim emerges as both a talented reporter and a creator of elegant compositions of startling grace and beauty.