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Photograph - Marching through the streets of Mahon, Minorca, during the Spanish Civil War
  • Marching through the streets of Mahon, Minorca, during the Spanish Civil War
    Seymour, David 'Chim', born 1911 - died 1956
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Marching through the streets of Mahon, Minorca, during the Spanish Civil War

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    1938 (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.3773-2007

  • Gallery location:

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

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 (vintage print) of view from rooftop of balcony of a street scene with soldiers matching with crowds looking on.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

1938 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print

Dimensions

Height: 24.3 cm, Width: 17.8 cm

Descriptive line

Marching through the streets of Mahon, Minorca, during the Spanish Civil War, gelatin-silver print, David Seymour ('Chim'), Spain, 1938

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kate Best and Sophie Leighton, 'Interwar Photography at the V&A: Modernism and More' in Apollo May 2006

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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