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Welcoming new immigrants from Morocco, Israel

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Israel (made)

  • Date:

    1954 (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:

    E.3786-2007

  • 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 young child in a US Navy sailor suit lighting a candle, assisted by a man in shirt sleeves, and watched by a group of mainly children in a white room.

Place of Origin

Israel (made)

Date

1954 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

gelatin-silver print

Marks and inscriptions

Photography by David Seymour - Magnum Magnum Photos Inc. 15 West 47th Street New Yori 36, N.Y.
Stamp; reverse

Dimensions

Width: 25.2 cm sheet, Height: 20.4 cm sheet, Width: 19 cm sheet, Height: 12.8 cm image

Descriptive line

Welcoming new immigrants from Morocco, Israel, gelatin-silver print, David Seymour ('Chim'), 1954

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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