Inge Morath

Austrian photographer Inge Morath

(May 27, 1923 – January 30, 2002) was an Austrian-born photographer. In 1953 she joined the Magnum Photos Agency, founded by top photographers in Paris, and became a full photographer with them in 1955. In 1955 she published her first collection of photographs, of a total of 30 monographs during her lifetime.
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Graz
Death Place
New York State

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'Women Photograph' Honors The Female Photojournalists Documenting Our World
Huffington Post - 9 months
Photojournalism is far removed from its glory days ― the so-called Golden Age of the 1930s to 1960s ― when photographers toted Leicas and experimented with the first flash bulbs. Back then, behemoths like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and other founding members of Magnum Photos dominated the field, delivering onto the public historic images of military events, far-away countries, and images of the world people would otherwise never see. Decades later, after magazines began to decline in popularity, so too did the prestige of photojournalism. Nonetheless, those left on the front lines of professional photojournalism are still responsible for capturing some of the world’s most captivating images. Take, for example, Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici’s photo snapped seconds after the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey.  “Photojournalism is responsible for dictating how the general public sees the rest of the world,” documentary photographer Daniella Za...
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What Inge Morath Saw: A Unique Sense of Style
NYTimes - over 1 year
The photographer Inge Morath, who was also the wife of Arthur Miller, had an eye for style — on the street and on film sets, at galas and on runways.
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In Inge Morath's Photographs, Womanhood Is Beautiful And Urgent
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When words failed her, Inge Morath turned to photography. Born in Austria in 1923, she studied German in Berlin, eventually working as a translator and journalist there early in her career. Her schooling during World War II introduced her to modern art, but, under the Reich she felt compelled to keep her interest in it hidden. When she moved to Paris to work for Magnum Photos as an editor — not a photojournalist — she found that her command of German was a disadvantage for her socially and professionally.  On her site, she’s quoted as saying, “After the war I had often suffered from the fact that my native language, German, was for most of the world the language of the enemy, and although I was able to write stories in English or French it did not touch the roots. So turning to the image felt both like a relief and an inner necessity.”  And we should be thankful that she did. She was among the first women members of Magnum. Even today, gender parity in the field hasn’t...
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'Running of the Bulls' as you've never seen it
CNN - over 1 year
The annual San Fermin festival and its world-famous "Running of the Bulls" have been around for centuries. Late photographer Inge Morath was in Spain more than 60 years ago to take these pictures.
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At Danziger Gallery, a Pair of Artists United by Playing With Abstraction
NYTimes - almost 3 years
An exhibition brings together Enoc Perez’s “Cut Shapes” and Inge Morath’s “Masquerades,” made half a century apart.
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Book Review: London: Portrait of a City by Reuel Golden
Seattle Pi - over 5 years
Book Review: London: Portrait of a City by Reuel Golden Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 4:04 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2012 The $69.99 list price may seem steep, but it's heft and production values, to Taschen's high standards, make it a solid investment as well as an eminently page-turnable tome for the discriminating coffee table. [...] it's the photography that makes the book weigh in at 552 oversized pages, and the Taschen editors have expertly condensed a few centuries of London imagery to make a handsome volume that's representative without giving short shrift to the city's hard times. German-born photojournalist Bill Brandt moved to London in the early 1930s, and his classic street photography covers the London scene up until Swinging London, covered by fashion photographers and anonymous na...
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Arthur Miller: why America lowered the curtain on his reputation - The Guardian
Google News - over 6 years
By placing the newborn Daniel in a home in 1967, he argued, Miller and his then wife, photographer Inge Morath, followed "exactly the medical advice that he was given at the time‚ that was exactly people were recommended to do." He acknowledged, though
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Soledad compartida - El Adelantado de Segovia
Google News - over 6 years
Nada menos que Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Ernst Haas, Inge Morath, Erich Hartmann, Cornell Capa y Dennis Stock se encargaron de la cobertura gráfica de una película que estuvo lleno de problemas derivados tanto
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Marilyn Monroe - Diario Vasco
Google News - over 6 years
Pero el dramaturgo estaba sentado en la oficina de la Agencia Mágnum en Nueva York, calle 25 Este, acompañado de su mujer Inge Morath, con lo cual ni procedía el tópico recurrente de una pregunta estúpida sobre sus años felices o infelices con el mito,
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Toledo. Cien fotografías que deberías conocer - ABC.es
Google News - over 6 years
... generalmente la Casa Rodríguez, con las que captaron artistas extranjero como Marc Riboud, Harry Weber o la imprescindible Inge Morath, cuyos trabajos respiran la frescura de quien no debe vérselas con las rígidas normas de la censura
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WestLicht Camera Auction Sets New Records - Antiques and Arts Weekly
Google News - over 6 years
Classics like vintage prints by August Sander, Lothar Rübelt, Heinrich Kühn, Werner Bischof, Inge Morath, Henri Cartier Bresson and Franz Hubmann were sold for amounts far above their estimated prices. Prices reported have been converted from euros to
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Kurzer Blick in die Seele - Wiesbadener Kurier
Google News - over 6 years
„Das Negativ ist eins zu eins wiedergegeben“, erklärt Ohlbaum, die in einer Reihe mit bedeutenden Fotografinnen wie Giselle Freund, Marianne Breslauer, Inge Morath und Annie Leibovitz zu nennen ist. Oft sind die Schriftsteller vor dem dunklen,
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Die Welt jenseits des Diktats der Farbe - Hamburger Abendblatt
Google News - over 6 years
Unter den ausgestellten Arbeiten sind Werke von Andreas H. Bitesnich, Anton Corbijn, Peter Lindbergh und Robert Capa, von Dennis Hopper, Inge Morath, Sarah Moon oder auch Man Ray. Namen, die für brillante Bildkompositionen garantieren, Bilder,
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    THIRTIES
  • 2002
    In 2002, working with film director Regina Strassegger, Morath fulfilled a long-held wish to revisit the lands of her ancestors, along the borderlands of Styria and Slovenia.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    The film Copyright by Inge Morath was made by German filmmaker Sabine Eckhard in 1992, and was one of several films selected for a presentation of Magnum Films at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2007.
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  • OTHER
  • 1965
    The writer Philip Roth, whom Morath photographed in 1965, described her as "the most engaging, sprightly, seemingly harmless voyeur I know.
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  • 1962
    Miller and Morath's first child, Rebecca, was born in September 1962. The couple's second child Daniel was born in 1966 with Down syndrome and was institutionalized shortly after his birth.
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    Morath married the playwright Arthur Miller on February 17, 1962 and relocated permanently to the United States.
  • 1960
    Morath worked again with Huston in 1960 on the set of The Misfits, a film featuring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift, with a screenplay by Arthur Miller.
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  • 1959
    In 1959, while photographing the making of The Unforgiven, starring Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, and Audie Murphy, Morath accompanied Huston and his friends duck hunting on a mountain lake outside Durango, Mexico.
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  • 1955
    In 1955 she published Guerre à la Tristesse, photographs of Spain, with Robert Delpire, followed by De la Perse à l'Iran, photographs of Iran, in 1958.
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    In 1955 she was invited to become a full member of Magnum Photos.
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  • 1953
    At Capa's suggestion, in 1953–54, Morath worked with Cartier-Bresson as a researcher and assistant.
    Morath divorced Birch and returned to Paris to pursue a career in photography. In 1953, after Morath presented her first large picture story, on the Worker Priests of Paris, to Capa, he invited her to join Magnum as a photographer.
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  • 1951
    Morath was briefly married to the British journalist Lionel Birch and relocated to London in 1951.
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  • 1949
    In 1949, Morath and Haas were invited by Robert Capa to join the newly founded Magnum Photos in Paris, where she started as an editor.
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  • 1948
    After the Second World War, Morath worked as a translator and journalist. In 1948, she was hired by Warren Trabant, first as Vienna Correspondent and later as the Austrian editor, for Heute, an illustrated magazine published by the Office of War Information in Munich.
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  • 1937
    Morath's first encounter with avant-garde art was the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition organized by the Nazi party in 1937, which sought to inflame public opinion against modern art. "I found a number of these paintings exciting and fell in love with Franz Marc's Blue Horse", Morath later wrote. "Only negative comments were allowed, and thus began a long period of keeping silent and concealing thoughts."
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  • 1923
    Born on May 27, 1923.
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