Photographer of the Week: Inge Morath




Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria, in 1923. After studying languages in Berlin, she became a translator, then a journalist and the Austrian editor for Heute, an Information Service Branch publication based in Munich. All her life Morath would remain a prolific diarist and letter-writer, retaining a dual gift for words and pictures that made her unusual among her colleagues.

A friend of photographer Ernst Haas, she wrote articles to accompany his photographs and was invited by Robert Capa and Haas to Paris to join the newly founded Magnum agency as an editor. She began photographing in London in 1951, and assisted Henri Cartier-Bresson as a researcher in 1953-54. After her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller in 1962, Morath settled in New York and Connecticut.

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Posted: August 19th, 2009
at 6:58am by Koookiecrumbles

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  1. isn’t the one with the green car by Helen Levitt?


    19 Aug 09 at 5:58 pm


  2. You are right, according to the listed source it was from Inge Morath- post has been updated.


    19 Aug 09 at 6:19 pm



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