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Book - We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956
David Seymour
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...

David Seymour 1947

GERMANY. Dachau. The Buchenwald Trials were held at Dachau as...
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David Seymour 1948

ITALY. Naples. 1948.
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David Seymour 1955

ITALY. Campobasso. Corpus Domini. 1955.
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David Seymour 1956

EGYPT. Port Said. British soldier standing guard at a looted...
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David Seymour 1936

FRANCE. Paris. The Eiffel Tower. 1936.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson 1952

FRANCE. Paris. The photographers David SEYMOUR "Chim" (left)...
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David Seymour 1947

West Germany. Essen. 1947.
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David Seymour 1934

FRANCE. Paris. Demonstration in memory of those who were killed...
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Paris. Ca. 1935. Elderly man and woman browse a stack...
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Paris. Ca. 1935. Child and adults browse a stack of newspapers...
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Paris. Ca. 1935. Woman begging in the street.
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Brittany. Concarneau. 1935.Tuna fisherman.
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Brittany. Concarneau. 1935. Line of tuna on a dock.
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Brittany. Concarneau. 1935. Hands holding tuna hook.
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David Seymour 1937

FRANCE. Brittany. Plonevez-Porzay. 1937. Catholic pardon ceremony...
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David Seymour 1937

FRANCE. Brittany. Plonevez-Porzay. 1937. Catholic pardon ceremony...
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Paris. June 1935. French intellectual and Communist politician...
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Paris. September 7th, 1935. A large crowd pays tribute...
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Paris. September 7, 1935. Funeral procession for pacifist...
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Paris. 1935. Palais de la Mutualité.
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Montrouge, near Paris. Buffalo Velodrome. French intellectual...
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David Seymour 1935

FRANCE. Paris. 20th arrondissement. Pere Lachaise cemetery. Demonstration...
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David Seymour 1936

FRANCE. Paris. Popular Front. French Prime Minister Leon BLUM...
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David Seymour 1936

FRANCE. Paris. Pere Lachaise cemetery. Well-known contemporary...
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David Seymour 1936

FRANCE. Ile-de-France region. Seine-Saint-Denis department. Town...
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David Seymour 1936

FRANCE. Montrouge near Paris. Buffalo velodrome stadium. Miners...
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David Seymour 1936

FRANCE. Striking workers in the courtyard of the Jacquenet and...
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David Seymour 1936

FRANCE. 1936.
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David Seymour 1936

FRANCE. Paris. Demonstration in memory of those killed during...
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David Seymour 1936

FRANCE. Saint-Cloud. Outskirts of Paris. Pacifist meeting for...
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David Seymour 1936

FRANCE. Town of Saint-Cloud. Pacifist meeting for the disarmament...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Gijon, Asturias. January, 1937. Destroyed typewriter after...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Extremadura. Woman nursing a baby at a land reform meeting...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Estremadura. Badajoz. Apri-May 1936. Crowd at a land reform...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Madrid. October/November, 1936. Woman making an inventory...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Madrid. Descalzas Monastery. October 1936. Two Republican...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Madrid. German brigades, members of the Thaelmann unit,...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Madrid. October 1936. Young boy wearing a cap of the metal...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Barcelona. Montjuich. October-November 1936. Girl holding...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Barcelona. Montjuich. October-November 1936. Young woman...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Basque country. Gulf of Biscaye. Bermeo harbour. January-February...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Basque Country. Bermeo. January-February 1937. Fishermen...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Asturias. Langreo. January/February 1937. Women workers...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Basque Country. Lekeito. January-February 1937. Women...
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David Seymour 1937

FRANCE. Paris. Spanish painter Pablo PICASSO in front of his...
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David Seymour 1937

SPAIN. Amorebieta. 1937. Basque region. Outdoor Mass for Basque...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Asturias. Oviedo. January-February 1937. Republican soldiers...
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David Seymour 1936

SPAIN. Madrid. University City. October-November 1936. Republican...
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