Description at the back: Retired woman. China, 1979. By Eve Arnold.
Photographer: Eve Arnold
Eve Arnold (1912-2012) was an American photojournalist. Arnold was particularly noted for her work using available light, concentrating on the image in the lens and eschewing extensive use of photographic lighting and flash. Of this she said "By the time you set up lights the image is gone" in a Guardian interview in 2000. For Arnold, there was no dichotomy: "I don't see anybody as either ordinary or extraordinary," she said in a 1990 BBC interview, "I see them simply as people in front of my lens.” She also photographed Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth II, Malcolm X, and Joan Crawford. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award, from the Sony World Photography Awards in 2010.