Eve Arnold (born April 21, 1912) is an American photojournalist. She joined Magnum Photos agency in 1951, and became a full member in 1957.
Her interest in becoming a photographer began in 1946, when she worked for a photo-finishing plant in New York City. Arnold is best known for her benevolent, intimate images of actress Marilyn Monroe on the set of Monroe’s last (1961) film, The Misfits, but she took many photos of Monroe from 1951 onwards.
Marilyn trusted Arnold more than any other photographer, a relationship that is well-documented. Due to Arnold’s sympathetic approach towards her subjects and protective nature of them afterwards, she was able to capture a closeness that is not easy for most others to capture.
Not only did Arnold photograph VIPs such as Queen Elizabeth II, Malcolm X, and Joan Crawford, she traveled extensively around the world, photographing in China, Russia, South Africa and Afghanistan. Read full wikipedia article.