Chim: The Photographs of David Seymour
Introduction by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Foreword by Cornell Capa
Indelible among Chimís most powerful photographs are his tender image of refugee children displaced or maimed by war, part of a three-year project for UNICEF that took him though Europe. Chimís quiet, owlish charm and emotional empathy extended to his portraits of such diverse figures as Ingrid Bergman, Arturo Toscanini, Bernard Berenson, and Audrey Hepburn. It was a shock to all when he died tragically in a sniper fire in Suez in 1956.
This long-overdue remembrance of the life and times of the most memorable chroniclers of the century is introduced by two longtime friends, photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and Cornell Capa, Director Emeritus of the International Center of Photography in New York. A fascinating biographical account by Inge Bondi, former director of Magnum during Chimís lifetime, enlarges on Chimís personal life.