David Seymour

1911 - 1956

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David Seymour (born Dawid Szymin; November 20, 1911 – November 10, 1956), or Chim (pronounced shim, an abbreviation of the surname "Szymin"), was a Polish photographer and photojournalist. Chim was known for his images from the Spanish Civil War, for co-founding Magnum Photos with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and George Rodger, and for his project "Children of War" with UNICEF that captured the plight of children in the aftermath of World War II.He became president of Magnum after Capa's death in 1954 and held this post until his own death in 1956 by Egyptian machinegun fire in the aftermath of the Suez crisis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Seymour has received more than 32,341 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). David Seymour is the 19th most popular journalist (up from 21st in 2019), the 300th most popular biography from Poland (up from 315th in 2019) and the most popular Polish Journalist.

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Among journalists, David Seymour ranks 19 out of 129Before him are Beate Klarsfeld, W. T. Stead, Lee Miller, Jean-Marie Balestre, Walker Evans, and Alexander Berkman. After him are Jeremy Clarkson, Endre Ady, Charles Dow, W. Eugene Smith, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Victor Noir.

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Among people born in 1911, David Seymour ranks 71Before him are Eduardo Frei Montalva, Dieter Wisliceny, Danny Kaye, Jussi Björling, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, and Qian Xuesen. After him are Clara Rockmore, Lee J. Cobb, Luis Walter Alvarez, Alfonso García Robles, Elizabeth Bishop, and Ishirō Honda. Among people deceased in 1956, David Seymour ranks 50Before him are Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Erich Kleiber, Art Tatum, Mahmud Barzanji, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, and Otto Schmidt. After him are Thomas J. Watson, Walter Sydney Adams, Pío Baroja, Drastamat Kanayan, Savielly Tartakower, and Gianpiero Combi.

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Among people born in Poland, David Seymour ranks 300 out of 1,231Before him are Sophie of Pomerania (1498), Ferdinand Cohn (1828), Mieczysław Weinberg (1919), Moïse Kisling (1891), Erich Fellgiebel (1886), and Przemysł II (1257). After him are Sławomir Mrożek (1930), Maximilian von Prittwitz (1848), Hyacinth of Poland (1185), Ludwig Guttmann (1899), Władysław II the Exile (1105), and Ryszard Kaczorowski (1919).


Among journalists born in Poland, David Seymour ranks 1