The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv currently presents a retrospective on the life and work of Magnum photographer David ‘Chim’ Seymour. The show continues until 18 January 2018.
Founder of Magnum Photos with long-time friends Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa, ‘Chim’ took portraits of leaders, artists and intellectuals that appeared in the world’s leading magazines. His depictions of the Spanish Civil War, Europe devastated by the Second World War, and the first years of the State of Israel helped form the collective memory of the twentieth century. These iconic photographs reflect Chim’s technical expertise and visual intuition, but also the compassion, humanism and optimism that characterize his work.
A highlight of this exhibition are ‘Chim’s’ photographs of the young State of Israel, including color works on display for the first time. Other features include personal items from the estate of Seymour, who was killed in 1956 while covering the Suez Crisis.
For further information visit: Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People