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CHIM in Paris

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From December 22nd, 2012, the °Clair gallery in Saint-Paul de Vence will be presenting the exhibition ‘CHIM rediscovered / CHIM retrouvé’. Photographer David Seymour – better known under the name of CHIM – was born 1911 in Warsaw. His encounter with Robert Capa, and the violent events in Europe during the thirties and forties, would make Seymour one of most significant eye witnesses of the first half of the 20th century. A founding member of photography agency Magnum, he documented all of the major conflicts that took place during his twenty years as a professional photographer. His stance remained uncompromising throughout his career: without fail, Chim’s photographs represent the victims’ point of view. Chim was killed by Egyptian soldiers, when he crossed the frontline during the Suez war in 1956. His friend Henri Cartier-Bresson once said: “Chim picked up his camera the way a doctor takes his stethoscope out of his bag, applying his diagnosis to the condition of the heart. His own was vulnerable”.

For further information visit http://www.clair.me

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