Photographer Eve Arnold dies aged 99

January 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Upon the recent news that photographer Eve Arnold has died aged 99 I have decided to share some of my favourite shots in memory of her magnificent work.

Described as ‘one of the world’s outstanding photojournalists’ it comes as little surprise that Eve Arnold photographed some of the most well know public figures in recent history.


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Eve Arnold’s photography includes iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, of whom she worked with for over 10 years and other Hollywood stars including Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Joan Crawford.

Keen to capture the times Eve Arnold was known for images which reflected modern history.  In the 1960’s she photographed Jacqueline Kennedy at the White House, black human rights activist Malcom X and Margaret Thatcher.

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Malcom X

Travelling around the world to delve deep into her work she spent time in Dubai and was granted a visa to work in China becoming one of the first Americans to do so.

Eve Arnold, an American who first studied photography in New York, finally settled in London where her work has been featured in the National Portrait Gallery.

Her work is fantastic and has very much documented the last decade of showbiz, politics and culture.

1979-Horse-training Eve Arnold

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Photographer - Eve Arnold

Scouts Honour for Duchess of Cambridge

January 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today it has been announced that the Duchess of Cambridge is to become the Royal Patron of four UK charities as she extends her royal duties branching out with personal projects.

Much like the charity work of her husband, Prince William and his late mother Princess Diana, Kate’s charity work centres mainly on young people and children. Kate is said to have handpicked her chosen charities each carefully reflecting her personal interests such as art and sports.

Duchess of Cambridge centrepoint

Action on Addiction work to help young people with drug and alcohol abuse, EACH is an East Anglian hospice dedicated to caring for terminally ill youngsters whilst The Art Room implements art therapy to emotional distressed and disruptive school children. The most well know the National Portrait Gallery showcases some of the finest art in the world, a topic which Kate is certainly fond of having studied art during her time at St. Andrews University.

The selection is rather impressive as the charities range from extremely well known organisations to smaller charities whose profiles will most certainly be boosted by the Duchesses involvement. Plus each of Kate’s charities sits alongside the charity work of Princes William so wonderfully.

Duchess of Cambridge hospice visit

In addition to her new Royal Patron roles it has also been revealed that Kate will now spend some of her spare time volunteering with the Scouts Association, swapping her famous style for the official Scouts uniform- neckerchief included.

As a former Brownie I’m sure her work with the Scouts involving camping trips, overseeing sporting activities and helping out with Beavers in North Wales, will bring back fond early memories, and hopefully encourage others to volunteer too. Like anyone else the Duchess is said to have been screened with a CRB check ensuring that she is an appropriate choice further endorsing that she will be treated like any other volunteer.

Duchess of Cambridge Scouts

Today’s announcement comes as little surprise as we’re yet to have seen the Duchess do any solo engagements. The New Year seems like the perfect chance for her to do so and I’m very much looking forward to it. Undoubtedly she will do a superb job and I can’t wait to see her transform into, what I’m sure will be, a rather royal Scout Leader.

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