Book - We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956
This retrospective exhibition follows the development of Chim’s career as an intellectually engaged
photojournalist, placing his life and work in the broader context of 1930s–50s photography and European politics.
Born Dawid Szymin in 1911 in Warsaw, Chim, who after World War II published under the name David Seymour, began his career in 1933 photographing regularly for leftist magazines in Paris, even before his close friends and collaborators Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson. His most celebrated reportages include the rise of the Popular Front in prewar France; the Spanish Civil War, which...