Inge Morath, life as a photographer

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Kehayoff, 1999 - Photography - 183 pages
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This publication unites essays about Inge Morath by famous writers with many of her previously unpublished pictures and collections of works.Born in Graz in 1923, Inge Morath worked as translator and writer before starting to photograph. She joined the Magnum Group in 1953, firstly as an assistant of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ernst Haas. A full-member since 1955, her own work quickly achieved fame following numerous publications in magazines such as Life, Paris Match and Vogue. She did portraits of famous contemporary politicians, artists, actors and writers, published books of her travels to the Middle East, Spain, Mexico, Russia and China and on documentaries about a number of movies e.g. "The Misfits" and stage productions of plays by her husband Arthur Miller. She died on January 30, 2002.

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About the author (1999)

Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria, in 1923. As a young woman, she joined the just-founded Magnum agency as an editor, and then in 1951 began taking her own photographs. After assisting Henri Cartier-Bresson as a researcher for two years and working independently throughout that time, she became a member of the agency in 1955. Throughout her life, Morath was a prolific diarist and letter writer, and in her extensive travels in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, China and the USSR, she kept copious written notes along with her many photographs. She married Arthur Miller in 1962 and settled in New York and Connecticut, though she continued to travel and publish photographic essays, pursuing both assignments and independent projects until her death in 2002.

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