06 January, 2012

Eve Arnold: 21 April 1912 - 4 Jan 2012

Blogger: Greg Hobson, Curator of Photography

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death on 4th January of legendary photographer, Eve Arnold at the age of 99.

Eve Arnold was a remarkable documentary photographer whose extraordinarily long career produced many memorable photo stories; a result of her empathic and friendly nature, and tenacious work ethic. She had a fruitful relationship with this Museum, sitting for a time on its Advisory Board and exhibiting solo shows here on two occasions.

A master of the photo essay, Arnold's enthusiasm for photography and her adaptability, meant that she excelled in all her work, whether photographing the world's poor and disenfranchised, or making intimate, behind the scenes portraits of some of Hollywood's biggest film stars.

Useful Links:
Eve Arnold obituary - Amanda Hopkinson, The Guardian
Magnum Photos


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