Famed photographer for Magnum dies at age 99
NEW YORK - Agence France-PresseEve Arnold, a US photographer who took famous pictures of Marilyn Monroe among other renowned figures and was a pioneering member of the Magnum photo agency, has died, Magnum said on Dec. 5. She was 99.
“It is with great sadness that Magnum Photos today announces the death of American photographer, Eve Arnold, who passed away peacefully on 4th January 2012,” the member-run cooperative said in a statement.
She died in London, where she had lived since the 1960s.
Arnold was the first female photographer to become a full member of the storied Magnum agency in 1957. Her pictures of figures such as Monroe, Malcolm X and Marlene Dietrich were famous.