David Seymour, ‘Christmas Party Dance’, 1955/1955, Contemporary Works/Vintage Works

Glows very lightly on the recto only of the print under black light, which tends to indicate a 1950s print. Chim was president of Magnum. He died in 1956.

Signature: Photographer's Magnum Photos stamp and Magnum's Tirage Archives stamp on verso.

About David Seymour

Renowned Polish photographer David Seymour (born Dawid Szymin) began his career in Paris in the 1930s and is best known for his images of the Spanish Civil War and for the UNICEF-commissioned project Children of War. With Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger, and William Vandivert, Seymour co-founded Magnum Photos and served as its president from 1954 until 1956, when, traveling near the Suez Canal to cover a prisoner exchange, he was killed by Egyptian machine-gun fire.

Polish, 1911-1956, Warsaw, Poland

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