A 38-year-old Long Island housewife, Eve Arnold (1912-2012) 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 dozens of reproductions of Arnold's photographs, shot in both color and black and white, this biography includes intimate portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Malcolm X, Josephine Baker, and Margaret Thatcher, but also dignified images of the dispossessed in Great Britain, Haiti, Mongolia, and South Africa.
Magnum Legacy: Eve Arnold
Author: Janine di Giovanni.