The book is dedicated to David "Chim" Seymour (1911-1956), one of the most legendary photographers of the twentieth century, co-founder of Magnum Photoswith Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa.
Born to a wealthy family in Warsaw Poland, David Seymour, aka David Szymin, photographic career began in Paris in 1933, where he became a friend of Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson. A Humanist intellectual, passionate about politics, and with a knowledge of six languages, David Seymour is one of the first war photographers. Working for major magazines, including "Life" and "Regards" he followed the most significant political events of the time, documenting his time unconditionally, fed by a strong social conscience - as evidenced in the series "Children of Europe", made for 'Unicef in the postwar years - and determined to always be "in the heart of the action." His career is traced through more than 120 photographs in black and white , divided into nine sections: France, the civil war in Spain, Germany, Europe after the Second World War, the children of the war, Israel, Egypt, celebrities, portraits of Chim. He was killed in Suez in 1956, while he was preparing a service for "Newsweek" on the Arab-Israeli conflict, four days after the signing of the armistice: his legacy is represented by shots that left unforgettable, from which transpires a deep and sincere respect for the man and for the tragedies that lived