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Photograph - Land distribution meeting, Estremadura, Spain
  • Land distribution meeting, Estremadura, Spain
    Seymour, David 'Chim', born 1911 - died 1956
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Land distribution meeting, Estremadura, Spain

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    1936 (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.3795-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EDUC, shelf 20A

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 crowd scene during the Spanish Civil War, focusing on a woman holding a suckling baby and looking up to the sky. A shaft of light illuminates her face.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

1936 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print

Marks and inscriptions

CHIM Estate of David Seymour
Stamp; Bottom right

Dimensions

Width: 23.5 cm image, Height: 30 cm image

Descriptive line

Land distribution meeting, Estremadura, Spain, gelatin-silver print, David Seymour ('Chim'), 1936

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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