Book - Capturing History: The Photography of Chim
Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People is proud to present this retrospective on the life and work of Chim, one of the greatest photojournalists of the first half of the twentieth century. Born Dawid Szymin, later called David Seymour, but known professionally as Chim, he was a pioneer of this golden age in political photojournalism.
Founder of Magnum Photos with long-time friends Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa, Chim took portraits of leaders, artists and intellectuals that appeared in the world’s leading magazines. His depictions of the Spanish Civil War, Europe devastated by...