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International Center of Photography

David Seymour
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Like many photographers in the 1930s, David Seymour (1911-1956) used his camera to record the political upheavals, wars, and social changes which intimately affected him.  Widely recognized by his nom de photo, CHIM, Seymour was a practitioner of concerned photography, and his images read a eloquent testimony to the strength and vulnerability of humankind.  Organized by Miles Barth, ICP's Curator of Archives and Collections, this exhibition includes a full range of CHIM's photography, from his earliest work documenting political unrest in France and the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, to his UNICEF-sponsored study of children in post-war Europe, and to events surrounding the establishment of the State of Israel.

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