Worlds passed through her camera. Veiled women in the Middle East. The Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in Texas, on a macramé chair cover. A street barber in 1960s Afghanistan. Political prisoners in Soviet psychiatric hospitals. Mothers and children the world over, from Cuba to New Jersey to the deepest Chinese countryside. She took peyote with the Navajo and photographed Vanessa Redgrave’s naked arse. She took pictures of Queen Elizabeth II, on the cusp of middle age, in turquoise beneath a rain-blanched sky. She shot Paul Newman, at an acting class – white socks and T-shirt, loafered feet on a chair, intense gaze.
If these sound like clichés of colour supplement reportage, that’s because she was one of those who invented those clichés
(Quote via Professional Photographer: Eve Arnold Profile
Photo via tout ceci est magnifique: Mangano @ MOMA)