David ‘Chim’ Seymour. Il Mondo e Venezia. 1936-56 | © David Seymour / Magnum Photos
David Szymin, known as David Seymour or simply Chim (1911 - 1956) was a Polish photographer and journalist, known throughout the world for his war reportages and for having founded together with Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger and William Vandivert the famous Magnum Photos agency in New York (1947). The second appointment of the project, promoted by the Regional Directorate of Veneto Museums - Museum of Palazzo Grimani in collaboration with Suazes, started in 2023 with the successful monographic on Inge Morath Fotografare da Venezia onwards, which intends to raise awareness of the artistic production of famous Masters of photography and together exhibit their reportages dedicated to the city of Venice, is dedicated to him. The exhibition curated by Marco Minuz presents around 200 pieces including photographs, documents, letters and period magazines, which through 150 shots chronologically selected between 1936 and 1956, retrace the photographer's most important reportages, such as France in 1936, the Spanish Civil War, Europe after the Second World War, the 1948 project entitled Children of War, commissioned by UNICEF and dedicated to war orphans, Israel and Egypt in the 1950s, to which are added the series Portraits and Personalities, and a precious group of photos taken in the Lagoon city in 1950.