Magnum Foundation published "Inge Morath: An Illustrated Biography" by Linda Gordon in November 2018, the first ever full-length biography of the Austrian-born American photographer, tracing her life through the prism of her work and archives.
In this third volume of the Magnum Legacy series, co-published with Prestel, renowned historian Linda Gordon presents Morath as she traveled across the globe, often as a woman alone, quietly but firmly defying the conventions for what was appropriate for women at the time.
One of the first women to join Magnum Photos in 1953, Inge Morath worked closely with Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Through a Magnum assignment to document Marilyn Monroe and The Misfits film set, she met the famous playwright Arthur Miller, and their subsequent marriage lasted for forty years. Miller, speaking of his wife, said “She made poetry out of people and their places over half a century.”
Morath's photographs show her cosmopolitanism, her love of literature, her fluency in many languages. Her work is unified by an intimacy and comfort with her subjects. Her respect for the various cultures she documented made her what Gordon calls a visual ethnographer. Truly a citizen of the world, she had a rare ability to see, simultaneously, the universal and the personal.
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