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David Seymour – Image Gallery

Via: Magnum Photos

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.

Shoot, 76 years late, I’m entertained!

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David Szymin was born in 1911 in Warsaw into a family of publishers that produced works in Yiddish and Hebrew. His family moved to Russia at the outbreak of the First World War, returning to Warsaw in 1919.

After studying printing in Leipzig and chemistry and physics at the Sorbonne in the 1930s, Szymin stayed on in Paris. David Rappaport, a family friend who owned the pioneering picture agency Rap, lent him a camera. One of Szymin’s first stories, about night workers, was influenced by Brassaï’s Paris de Nuit (1932). Szymin – or ‘Chim’ – began working as a freelance photographer. From 1934, his picture stories appeared regularly in Paris-Soir and Regards. Through Maria Eisner and the new Alliance agency, Chim met Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa.

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“Quote of the Day”


“Donald Trump said he’d give $5 million to charity if President Obama released his college transcripts.

Obama responded by sending trump a full transcript from his alma mater, the ‘University of Shove It Up Your Ass’.”

– Conan O’Brien


October 28, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, President Obama, Trump | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment