Eve Arnold: Portraits

18 Sep 2008 – 31 Oct 2008

Event times

Open Wed - Fri from 11.00 until 4.30pm

Cost of entry


London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 55, 243
  • Tube: Barbican, Old Street

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As one of Magnum's earliest female members, Eve Arnold's archive is as diverse as any from photojournalism's heyday. Ranging from portraiture to editorial assignments, advertising and long term projects, it reflects the flexibility and tenacity needed to sustain a career spanning over 50 years. When she started in the 1950s, Arnold was a forerunner of the changes taking place in portraiture, which saw a more natural approach applied to all subject matter, whether Hollywood studio stars or documentary on the lives of poverty stricken potato pickers. Her empathy and determination, led to amazingly candid portraits of key Twentieth Century figures from the worlds of politics and popular culture from Malcolm X to Marilyn Monroe.

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