Date of birth : April 21, 1912, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).
Date of death: January 4, 2012, London.
Practise : photographer at the Magnum Agency.
She won several awards to grant her career as a photographer.
Place of living : London.
Story:Her 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 took several pictures :
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 inaugurate a museum dedicated to Abraham Lincoln.
In the plane
Arriving in Bement
At the primitive art exhibition
At the Lincoln Museum
Break during the merry-making
In 1959, during the shooting of "The Best of Everything" in Hollywood, with Joan Crawford :
with John Huston
with the crew
with Whitey Snyderalone
with Clark Gable
with Clark Gablewith Eli Wallach
with people from Renowith Montgomery Clift
with the crewwith Montgomery Clift
with Clark Gable-
with Clark Gable
October 29, 1960 : picture session in Los Angeles
With a négligé
on the cushions
With the crew of the session
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 had left the hospital :
In 1963, on the stage of "Becket" in England
Angelica Huston, in Ireland, 1967 :
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