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February 15, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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October 28, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , , | Leave a comment

1941 – Disney Artists’ Strike

Via: Retronaut

“The Disney strike occurred during the making of the animated feature Dumbo, and a number of strikers are caricatured in the feature as clowns who go to “hit the big boss for a raise”. During the strike, animators from other studios volunteered their cars to form a motorcade around the Disney studio.

“The strike had an impact on Walt Disney. Before the strike he felt as if they were “one big family”, but after the strike he was not sure whether he could trust anyone. Walt eventually recovered for the most part but never quite forgave the people who had been part of the strike.”

– Wikipedia


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October 23, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment