THE UNRETOUCHED WOMAN by Eve Arnold

THE UNRETOUCHED WOMAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

After little more than a New School course, Eve Arnold made her way in what was largely a man's profession. As a photojournalist traveling primarily for Magnum, she searched out the characteristic and the unfamiliar in a variety of settings--migrant potato pickers to Hollywood stars, veiled Muslims to London lesbians at a whipping/wedding ceremony. The photographs, not strictly limited to women, are candid in the best sense, often catching their subjects offguard without inflating the significance of the moment, demeaning the subject, or making the camera a silent intruder. Though the 107 black-and-whites are more impressive than the 44 in full color, many of both groups are memorable: an intrepid fencing mistress, the haunting face of an Egyptian girl, that political enthusiast wearing ""Go Goldwater"" glasses, a morose bar girl in a Cuban brothel, a Moscow couple awaiting a divorce decree. Unretouched--but not unfinished.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1976
Publisher: Knopf