She Shot Harlem

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Celebrated American photojournalist Eve Arnold has died in London at the age of 99. She began her career in the 1940’s working for publications like Time and Life and the Picture Post but it was her images of a fashion show in Harlem in 1950 that caught the eye of Henri Cartier Bresson and she was  admitted into the Magnum Photo Agency, the first woman to receive that honor.

She traveled the world including Cuba, Dubai, South Africa and Haiti taking intimate portraits of the famous and the not famous alike. Her subjects included migrant labourers, New York bartenders, Cuban fishermen and Afghan nomads; celebrities such as Joan Crawford and Elizabeth Taylor; and political figures including Jacqueline Kennedy, Malcolm X and Margaret Thatcher.

 
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