Over the Christmas and New Year period I was in the Lake District taking some images for my next Assignment. Whilst I was there I read above a famous photographer who had died, Eve Arnold:-
She was 99 years old and died in the UK. I decided to look at some of her images as every report I read about her described her as a legend. She was born in the USA in 1912 and moved to London in the 60’s. She was the first woman member of the Magnum agency in 1957.
Her portraits included the Queen, Marlene Dietrich and Malcolm X, and the locations for her photo features included China, Russia, Afghanistan, South Africa and South America.
Here are just a couple of her images that I found that I liked.
Both of the above images are copyright of Eve Arnold.
Apparently she started taking images of Marilyn Monroe before she was famous and continued to take images of her till she died.
In what was at the time a very male dominated industry she appears to stand out as a great photographer.