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Le Pardon de Sainte Anne la Palue

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Seymour, David 'Chim', born 1911 - died 1956 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Ben Shneiderman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 993, box C

David Seymour, or Chim, was one of the most important photojournalists of the mid-20th Century. He was the first vice president of the Magnum photo agency, founded in 1947, and a photographer committed to recording the human consequence of civil unrest. The V&A holds a selection of Seymour's photographs that includes work from some of his most well-known assignments, for example photographing during the Spanish Civil War, the early years of the state of Israel and his international work for UNICEF, newly founded in 1948.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a group of women in traditional dress at a French religious festival, Le Pardon de Sainte Anne la Palue. The women are wearing embroidered coats and lace head-dresses.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1950 (made)


Seymour, David 'Chim', born 1911 - died 1956 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print

Marks and inscriptions

Stamp; reverse

Credit (Black Star/Photo Chim rubbed out) Magnum David Seymour Chim
Stamp; reverse


Width: 17 cm, Height: 24 cm

Descriptive line

Le Pardon de Sainte Anne la Palue, gelatin-silver print, David Seymour ('Chim'), France, ca. 1950




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