David Seymour

<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1948. Bellevue Hospital for children. This little girl, suffering from spinal tuberculosis, must wear a special stiff body jacket.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>ITALY. Naples. 1948. A girl, raped during the war, in the Albergo dei Poveri reformatory. Prostitutes, vagrants, and thieves were also sent there by the Naples Juvenile Court and taught embroidery by Catholic nuns.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1948. A prison for juvenile delinquents. A young prostitute in her cell. The sign on her cell door says, "Venereal disease - contagious". Last year, 4.000 cases were brought before the special courts for children and young offenders - about 12 a day. Petty theft, prostitution and robbery were the most usual charges. Increase in juvenile crime is due to unsettled conditions.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b><i>GREECE. Oxia. 1947. Elefteria, the only child not evacuated from her remote village during the ravages of the civil war there, receives her first pair of shoes from UNICEF. "For a long time four-year old Elefteria just stared at the new shoes. Finally, her grandmother was allowed to put them on her feet. Then the ice was broken. Elefteria ran through the village, laughing with delight. Her happiness was absolutely perfect."</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>GERMANY. Near Aachen. 1947. A young guard at the Siegfried Line, German-built fortifications on the Belgian-German border.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>GREECE. The Cyclades Archipelago. 1951.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>ITALY. Vatican City. 1949. The Basilica of St. Peter.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>ITALY. Vatican City. 1949. Inside the Sistine Chapel.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>ISRAEL. 1951. First child (Miriam TRITO) born in the settlement of Alma. Eliezer TRITO is in charge of the pipeline construction work which is going to bring water from a source 3 miles away. He is seen here with the daughter he had with his wife Miriam.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>Germany. Berlin. A man walking his children near the Brandenburg Gate.</i> 1947.</p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>AUSTRIA. Vienna. Prater. 1949. Soviet soldiers.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>FRANCE. Paris. Demonstration in memory of those who were killed during the 1871 Paris Commune. The group "Mars" have climbed a small chapel of the Pere Lachaise cemetery. From left: Charles DINERSTEIN (died in concentration camp), Simon LICHTENSTEIN, Sarah ROCHVARGER, Francis LEMARQUE, Henri FUSH and Michel ROCHVARGER. May 1934.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>West Germany. Essen. 1947. Prostitute near the partially destroyed Krupp factory.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>Parisian suburb. June 1936. National strike for the 40 hour week, paid holidays, and collective agreements. During a sit in at their factory, workers entertain each other. </i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1949.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>ISRAEL. Haifa. The Oil Refinery. 1951. Young girl preparing for sentry duty.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>FRANCE. Paris. The Tuileries Gardens. Richard AVEDON, fashion photographer and technical director, advising Fred ASTAIRE on his role as a photographer.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>FRANCE. St Tropez. 1956. Françoise SAGAN, French writer.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>Venice. 1950. Mrs. Peggy GUGGENHEIM in her palace on the Grand Canal.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>FRANCE. Paris. 1956. Dutch actress Audrey HEPBURN.</i></p>
<p><b>David Seymour</b>, <i>FRANCE. Paris. 1956. Dutch actress Audrey HEPBURN with ballet coach Lucien LEGRAND, the first dancer & choregrapher for the Paris Opera Ballet.</i></p>
1911 , d. 1956

Born David Szymin into a family of publishers, known as "Chim". While in Paris a friend lent him a camera and he began doing freelance photo work. Met Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa; after serving in the U.S. Army in intelligence during World War II he became a founding member of Magnum Photos, and documented stories across Europe as well as the beginnings of Israel. He was killed by Egyptian machine gun fire near the Suez Canal while covering a prisoner exchange.

time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

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