Eve Arnold was one of the first female photojournalists to join the Magnum Photos agency, in 1951. She traveled the world but is well-known for her Hollywood and celebrity images, including this one of Marilyn Monroe in Nevada during the filming of "The Misfits" in 1960. It's on the cover of Arnold's 2005 book, Marilyn Monroe: An Appreciation. Here'a a display of nine other books Arnold did in collaboration with Magnum. From the agency:
Eve Arnold was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Russian immigrant parents. She began photographing in 1946, while working at a photo-finishing plant in New York City, and then studied photography in 1948 with Alexei Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research in New York.
Arnold first became associated with Magnum Photos in 1951, and became a full member in 1957. She was based in the US during the 1950s but went to England in 1962 to put her son through school; except for a six-year interval when she worked in the US and China, she lived in the UK for the rest of her life.
She died Wednesday at a London nursing home, Magnum announced.