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  • David Seymour
    Tereska, a Polish child in a home for disturbed children. When asked to draw a picture of her home, she produced these scrawls, 1949
    George Eastman House Collection
  • David Seymour
    [Small boy receiving cup of milk], ca. 1945
    George Eastman House Collection
  • David Seymour
    [Woman worker straddling fuselage of uncompleted aircraft], ca. 1936
    George Eastman House Collection
  • David Seymour
    [Israel, welder posed by large cylinder], ca. 1952
    George Eastman House Collection
  • David Seymour
    [Egypt, two soldiers walking through garden area divided by barbed wire, three girls on other side looking away], ca. 1955
    George Eastman House Collection

Chim: Photographs by David Seymour

MAY 11–SEPTEMBER 9, 2007

Photographer David Seymour, known by his professional name "Chim," was noted for his humanistic approach to his subjects in war-time photography. This survey will emphasize Chim's early photographs including his photojournalistic work in the Spanish Civil War as well as his better known scenes of the devastating after effects of war. It includes iconic photographs from his UN commissions, as well as a series titled "Orphans of the Greek War," and stunning, little-seen photographs of women munitions factory workers during the Spanish Civil War. Along with Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and George Rodger, Chim was a cofounder of the renowned photo agency Magnum in 1947. The exhibition will include twenty-five images and is organized by Dr. Alison Nordström of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York.

This exhibition, the twelfth in the series "New Histories of Photography," collaborations between ICP and George Eastman House, is made possible by the generous support of The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.