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RIP Eve Arnold

January 5, 2012

At 99, the talented and prolific photographer, Eve Arnold has passed.  She was one of the first female photojournalists and one of the first female members of the Magnum Photography Agency. From Marilyn Monroe to Malcolm X, she captured visual stories of people all over the world, working well into her 70’s.  “What drove me and kept me going over the decades?” Arnold wrote in her memoir. “If I had to use a single word, it would be ‘curiosity.’ ”    Another quote I love by her: “If a photographer cares about the people before the lens, and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.”

I’m inspired by her curiosity and compassion.

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