Photography

Arnold, Eve (1912 - 2012)

The first woman to have joined the Magnum agency, in 1951, Eve Arnold had studied alongside Harper’s Bazaar’s Alexey Brodovitch and had first practiced fashion photography. She rapidly depicted portraits of numerous celebrities such as Malcolm X, Andy Warhol, Paul Newman or Jackie Kennedy but she also travelled the world to document the apartheid in South Africa or communism in China and Russia, interested as much in the wealthy than in the most humble. ‘I was poor and I wanted to show what poverty was; I am a woman and I wanted to know everything about women’ that is why the American photographer was the first to capture a birth for Life magazine or did she represent the veiled women of Orient. What most people have retained today are her photographs of Marilyn Monroe who had approached her by saying ‘If you could do that well with Marlene [Dietrich], can you imagine what you can do with me?’ Eve Arnold thus examined the actress as a reporter, capturing her freshness and fragility on set for John Huston’s Misfits or at home far from posed publicity shots. The photographer succeeded in showing how special the ordinary was and how pathetic the lives of glitterati could be.

Eve Arnold, Bar girl in a brothel in the red light district, Havana, 1954, Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Bar girl in a brothel in the red light district, Havana, 1954, Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe on the set of
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, Nevada, 1960, Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe and Eli Wallach on the set of
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe and Eli Wallach on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, Nevada, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe on the set of
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, Nevada, 1960, Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Clark Gable on the set of
Eve Arnold, Clark Gable on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Fashion Show, Harlem, New York, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Fashion Show, Harlem, New York, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Mentally Ill Patient In A Hospital, Haiti, 1954. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Mentally Ill Patient In A Hospital, Haiti, 1954. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Hubert's Museum 42nd St, New York City, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Hubert's Museum 42nd St, New York City, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Hubert's Museum 42nd St, New York City, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Hubert's Museum 42nd St, New York City, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift on the set of
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, Nevada, 1960, Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Clark Gable on the set of
Eve Arnold, Clark Gable on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe on the set of
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, Nevada, 1960, Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 1977. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 1977. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Terence Stamp, London, 1965. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Terence Stamp, London, 1965. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Malcolm X, Chicago, 1961. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Malcolm X, Chicago, 1961. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Barmaid, NYC, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Barmaid, NYC, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Havana, Cuba, 1954. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Havana, Cuba, 1954. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Self-Portrait, Broadway, NYC, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Self-Portrait, Broadway, NYC, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Migrants from Florida, Long Island, 1951. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Migrants from Florida, Long Island, 1951. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marlene Dietrich at Columbia Records recording Studio, New York, 1952. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marlene Dietrich at Columbia Records recording Studio, New York, 1952. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable on the set of
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe with Eve Arnold for
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe with Eve Arnold for "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe with Clark Gable on the set of
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe with Clark Gable on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe on the set of
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, 1961. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, 1961. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Schoolgirl in Kuban, 1965. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Schoolgirl in Kuban, 1965. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, A girl who shares a bath and flat with three other girls, London, 1961. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, A girl who shares a bath and flat with three other girls, London, 1961. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Mikhail Baryshnikov. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Mikhail Baryshnikov. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Stony Brook, Long Island, 1959. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Stony Brook, Long Island, 1959. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe with Laurence Olivier, 1957. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe with Laurence Olivier, 1957. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Silvana Mangano at the Museum of Modern Art, 1956. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Silvana Mangano at the Museum of Modern Art, 1956. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Andy Warhol shooting 'Harlot', 1964. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Andy Warhol shooting 'Harlot', 1964. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Gertrude and Howard Barnstone at Totems Not Taboo opening, 1959. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Gertrude and Howard Barnstone at Totems Not Taboo opening, 1959. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, Illinois, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, Illinois, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Anthony Quinn and Anna Karina, 1967. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Anthony Quinn and Anna Karina, 1967. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, Illinois, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, Illinois, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, James and Willy Cagney, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, James and Willy Cagney, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, George Lincoln Rockwell flanked by members of the American Nazi Party at Black Muslim meeting, 1961. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, George Lincoln Rockwell flanked by members of the American Nazi Party at Black Muslim meeting, 1961. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold by Robert Penn
Eve Arnold by Robert Penn
Eve Arnold, Elizabeth Taylor with her children, watching Richard Burton act out a death scene, 1963. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Elizabeth Taylor with her children, watching Richard Burton act out a death scene, 1963. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Anouk Aimée on the set of
Eve Arnold, Anouk Aimée on the set of "Justine" directed by George Cukor, 1969. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller on the set of
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, Nevada, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe on the set of
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe on the set of "The Misfits" directed by John Huston, Nevada, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Malcolm X during the Nation of Islam meeting, 1961. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Malcolm X during the Nation of Islam meeting, 1961. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Andy Warhol at The Factory, New York, 1964. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Andy Warhol at The Factory, New York, 1964. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Paul Newman at Actors Studio, New York, 1955
Eve Arnold, Paul Newman at Actors Studio, New York, 1955
Eve Arnold, Marlene Dietrich, Columbia Records Studio, 1952. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marlene Dietrich, Columbia Records Studio, 1952. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Widow Needing Companion. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Widow Needing Companion. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Richard Burton and Elisabeth Taylor in a pub, Shepperton, UK 1963. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Richard Burton and Elisabeth Taylor in a pub, Shepperton, UK 1963. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Gala Opening, Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Gala Opening, Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Contact Sheets of Joan Crawford, 1959. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Contact Sheets of Joan Crawford, 1959. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Josephine Baker in Harlem, New York, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Josephine Baker in Harlem, New York, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marlene Dietrich at the recording studios of Columbia Records. She was 51 years old and starting a comeback in show business. Work could only begin at midnight, at the advice of Marlene’s astrologer, New York City, 1952. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Marlene Dietrich at the recording studios of Columbia Records. She was 51 years old and starting a comeback in show business. Work could only begin at midnight, at the advice of Marlene’s astrologer, New York City, 1952. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Hubert's Museum, 42nd Street, New York City, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Hubert's Museum, 42nd Street, New York City, 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Training activist not to react to provocation, Civil strike, Core group, Virginia, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Training activist not to react to provocation, Civil strike, Core group, Virginia, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Singing 'We shall overcome' at Virginia State College, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Singing 'We shall overcome' at Virginia State College, 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Baby, Puerto Rico, 1968. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Baby, Puerto Rico, 1968. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Friends come to gossip while the laundry is done for the whites on the mainland, Bahamas 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Friends come to gossip while the laundry is done for the whites on the mainland, Bahamas 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Two women and their children wait to use the toilets, Bahamas 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Two women and their children wait to use the toilets, Bahamas 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Times Square, Hubert's Museum, Peepshow, NYC 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Times Square, Hubert's Museum, Peepshow, NYC 1950. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Philippa De Menil reading, Houston 1958. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Philippa De Menil reading, Houston 1958. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Training for CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), Virginia 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Training for CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), Virginia 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Angelica Huston, Bel Air, California. 1981. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Angelica Huston, Bel Air, California. 1981. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Jackie Kennedy and her daughter Carolyn in Washington, D.C., 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Jackie Kennedy and her daughter Carolyn in Washington, D.C., 1960. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Horse training for the militia, 1979. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Horse training for the militia, 1979. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Female trombonist Lillian Briggs, performing at the Brooklyn Opera House, New York, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, Female trombonist Lillian Briggs, performing at the Brooklyn Opera House, New York, 1955. Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold, A Model Who Celebrates the Afro and the Slogan
Eve Arnold, A Model Who Celebrates the Afro and the Slogan "Black is beautiful", Harlem, New York, 1968
Eve Arnold, First Five Minutes of Baby's Life, New York , 1959
Eve Arnold, First Five Minutes of Baby's Life, New York , 1959
Eve Arnold, Subway, NYC, 1984
Eve Arnold, Subway, NYC, 1984
Eve Arnold, Guardian Angels, NYC, 1984
Eve Arnold, Guardian Angels, NYC, 1984
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1960
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1960
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, Rehearsal in The Desert, Nevada (Set of Misfits), 1960
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe, Rehearsal in The Desert, Nevada (Set of Misfits), 1960
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe Studio Session, Hollywood, CA, 1960
Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe Studio Session, Hollywood, CA, 1960
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