Seymour, David (Chim)

(1911–56)
   US photographer. Chim, as he was always known, was an international news photographer of the first rank. The son of a Warsaw publisher of Hebrew and Yiddish books, he studied photography in Leipzig, and first became famous through his coverage of the Spanish Civil War. He served with the US Air Force in World War II, and later joined Robert CAP A and Cartier-Bresson in Paris to form Magnum Photos, which became the leading international agency. Chim had a deep affinity for children, and carried out a special assignment for UNESCO, photographing children in the war-ravaged areas of Europe. He did a number of picture stories for Life magazine, including the first shots of the head of Nefertiti, after its recovery from the salt mines where the Nazis had hidden it. Chim visited Israel several times, and was killed while covering the 1956 Sinai Campaign.

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  • Seymour, David (Chim) — (1911 56)    American news photographer. He was the son of a Warsaw publisher of Hebrew and Yiddish books. He studied in Leipzig, and covered the Spanish Civil War. He later joined Robert Capa and Cartier Bresson to form Magnum Photos in Paris …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • SEYMOUR, DAVID — (Chim; 1911–1956), U.S. photographer. Chim was born in Warsaw, where his father was a pioneer Hebrew and Yiddish publisher. He studied photography and the graphic arts at the Leipzig Academy. In 1931 he moved to Paris, where he shared a studio… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Seymour, David — ▪ American photographer original name  David Szymin  pseudonym  Chim   born November 20, 1911, Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire [now in Poland] died November 10, 1956, near Suez Canal, Egypt  Polish born American photojournalist who is best known… …   Universalium

  • Chim — David Robert Seymour auch unter seinem Pseudonym Chim bekannt (* 20. November als David Robert Szymin 1911 in Warschau; † 10. November 1956 in El Quantara Ägypten) war ein polnischer Fotograf und Gründungsmitglied der Fotoagentur MAGNUM. Leben… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • David Robert Seymour — auch unter seinem Pseudonym Chim bekannt (* 20. November als David Robert Szymin 1911 in Warschau; † 10. November 1956 in El Quantara Ägypten) war ein polnischer Fotograf und Gründungsmitglied der Fotoagentur MAGNUM. Leben Seymour wuchs in Polen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • David Robert Seymor — David Robert Seymour auch unter seinem Pseudonym Chim bekannt (* 20. November als David Robert Szymin 1911 in Warschau; † 10. November 1956 in El Quantara Ägypten) war ein polnischer Fotograf und Gründungsmitglied der Fotoagentur MAGNUM. Leben… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chim — David Seymour David Seymour, aussi connu sous le pseudonyme de Chim, né le 20 novembre 1911 à Varsovie, mort le 10 novembre 1956 à El Qantara (Égypte), était un photographe, co fondateur de l agence Magnum. Biographie Né David Szymin à Varsovie,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • David Seymour — For other people named David Seymour, see David Seymour (disambiguation). For the religious radio station in Timmins, Ontario, see CHIM FM Chim (pronounced shim, an abbreviation of the surname Szymin ) was the pseudonym of David Seymour (November …   Wikipedia

  • Seymour, Chim — soprannome di Seymour, David …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Seymour — ist der Name folgender geografischer Objekte: In den USA: Seymour (Connecticut) Seymour (Illinois) Seymour (Iowa) Seymour (Indiana) Seymour (Missouri) Seymour (Tennessee) Seymour (Texas) Seymour (Wisconsin) In Australien: Seymour (Australien) in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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