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Eve Arnold

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“If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” — Eve Arnold

Eve Arnold was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Russian immigrant parents. She began photographing in 1946, while working at a photo-finishing plant in New York City, and then studied photography in 1948 with Alexei Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research in New York.

She is perhaps most well known for her images of Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits, though she also captured Malcolm X, Queen Elizabeth II, and other luminaries. It would be too easy to box in her oeuvre; she traveled extensively and brought the world home on her camera. She lived to 99, passing in 2012.

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