This book is dedicated to Eve Arnold (Philadelphia 1912 - London 2012), one of the major photographers of the XXth century, as well as the first woman to become associated with Magnum Photos in 1951 and then a full member in 1957. Through one hundred and twenty-eight black & white and color photographs, we go through her long career, during which she was equally comfortable documenting the glamour of celebrities and Hollywood stars - among whom Marilyn Monroe, who was also Eve Arnold's friend, Joan Crawford, Liz Taylor, Marlene Dietrich - as well as the poor and dispossessed. She portraied presidents, royal families, political activists like Malcolm X, who decided personally to have Eve Arnold documenting his fight against racism, and she was the author of important reportages in the most remote places in the world commissioned by Life, Sunday Times and the most prestigious magazines of the time.
For her photographic works around the world - in India and Afghanistan, in China and in Mongolia - featured in this book, she received many international honours and awards: the
National Book Award in 1980, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Magazine Photographers and she was elected Master Photographer, the world's most prestigious photographic honour, by New York's International Center of Photography, just to mention some.
The book has a foreward by Angela Madesani and also includes a biography.