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PHOTOGRAPHY CHIM Children of the War






PHOTO Tereszka 1948




PHOTO Tereszka 1948 [2]

Tereska [Teresa] a girl living in a Warsaw school for mentally disturbed children having surviving the war in a concentration camp.




Taken by David (Chim) Seymour of Magnum fame in 1948 as part of a UNESCO assignment which became his his book “Children of Europe” published by UNICEF in 1949.


CHIM David Seymour (1911-1956)


Two videos:


[1] Carole Naggar, biographer of Chim, talking about the the photos for Children of War [6:27]


[2] Carole Naggar narrates: another version or part of the same film [7:38].


Both better viewed full-size. Can’t find any longer versions.


Magnum Photos


Where there are a selection of photos, “Auschwitz Liberated 70 years Ago”, by Magnum photographers.

Chim picked up his camera the way a doctor takes his stethoscope out of his bag, applying his diagnosis to the condition of the heart. His own was vulnerable.

– Henri Cartier Bresson [Co-founder of Magnum]



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February 8, 2015 - Posted by | David (Chim) Seymour, Magnum | , ,

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