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The exhibition ‘We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933–1956 by Chim’ is showing at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York until 5 May 2013.

David Seymour, better known under his pseudonym ‘Chim’, was born in 1911, in Warsaw. He started his career in 1933, regularly taking photographs for left-wing publications in Paris. His observations of the violent events in Europe during the thirties and forties made him one of the most significant eye witnesses to the first half of the twentieth century. He was also a founding member of the legendary Magnum co-operative. Chim was killed while covering the Suez war in 1956, when he was shot by Egyptian soldiers as he was crossing the front line.

For further information visit www.icp.org

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