Date of birth : April 21, 1912, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).
Date of death : January 4, 2012, London.
Occupation photographer at the Magnum Agency.
She won several awards to grant her career as a photographer.
StoryHer parents were Jewish immigrants from Russia; her father, William (Velvet Sklarski) who was a rabbi and her mother Bessie Cohen (Bosya Laschiner) had 9 children.
She began to study photography in 1946 in New York City, then from 1947 to 1948 with Alexei Brodovitch (art
director of Harper's Bazaar) at the New York City's New School for Social Research.
She was the first woman photographer of the Magnum agency in 1951, before becoming a permanent member in 1955.
In the United States, she performed several reporting about women who belonged to the most various backgrounds, and to who she wanted to give a real image, "non retouched". It was in this context that the pictitres of Marlene Dietrich andMarilyn Monroe appeared.
In 1952, she attended to the recording of Marlene Dietrich's record at the Columbia Records, New York City, and
She lived in the United States in the 50's and left to live in England in 1962. She had a son, named Francis.
In 1955 at the Actors Studio .
Link with Marilyn
On August 6, 1955 : Marilyn invited her for a professionnal trip to Bement (Illinois) where she had to attend the
festivities for the Bement centennial ,,, (more pics here).
with John Huston
October 29, 1960 picture session at the Paramount Photo Studio in Los Angeles
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November 1960 picture session at the Paramount Photo Studio in Los Angeles
In 1961, she went to London where she settled down. During the following years, she travelled as a photoreporter in the former Soviet Union, in Afghanistan, Egypt and China.
She took pictures of Marilyn, at her home, being combed by the hairdresser Kenneth in March 1961, after she
Eve Arnold made her first photo exhibition about her work in China at the Brooklyn Museum in 1980.
In 1986 she won the Kraszna-Krausz Book Award for her book "In Retrospect".In 1987, she received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from St Andrew University in Scoltland, the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters frome de Staffordshire University, and also the Doctor of Humanities from Richmont, the International American University in London.
In 2003, she was honored with the Order of the British Empire from the British Government.Bibliography