David Seymour

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Birthday
20, 1911
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Nov 10, 1956 (44)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1911
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Nov 10, 1956 (44)

About

Polish photojournalist best known for his work during the Spanish Civil War and with World War II refugee children. He was killed by machine-gun fire in the aftermath of the Suez crisis in Egypt.

Before Fame

He first began studying photography while at La Sorbonne in Paris and began working as a journalist when he was twenty-two.

Trivia

He co-founded the Magnum Photos cooperative and served as its president from 1954 until his death in 1956.

Family Life

He grew up in Warsaw and Odessa with his parents and older sister. His parents were killed when the Nazis took over Poland.

Associated With

He also shot portraits, including 35 of legendary actress Ingrid Bergman.