Eve Arnold

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1913 - 2012, London, England)

North America, American

Eve Cohen was born in Philadelphia on April 21, 1912, one of nine children of immigrants from Ukraine. Her father was a rabbi. At 28, she abandoned ambitions of becoming a doctor to move to New York. In 1948 she married desiger Arnold Arnold. Enrolling at the New School, she studied photography under Alexey Brodovitch, the renowned art director for Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Arnold is best known for her photographs of the famous - like Marilyn Monroe; and the unknown - like migratory farm workers. She was one of the first women to join Magnum Photos, the renowned photo agency. Her works appeared in the pages of Time and Life and several British magazines.

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