Chim: David Seymour's Humanist Photography
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Image: David Seymour (Chim), Tailoring Workshop at Children's Town, Hajduhadhaza, Hungary, 1948, gelatin silver print David Seymour (Chim)
Tailoring Workshop at Children's Town, Hajduhadhaza, Hungary, 1948
gelatin silver print
National Gallery of Art, Gift of Ben Shneiderman
© David Seymour Estate/Magnum Photos

Children of Europe

Tailoring Workshop at Children's Town, Hajduhadhaza, Hungary

Chim's skillful manipulation of light and shadow adds poignancy to this quiet photograph of an instructor mentoring a student at the tailoring shop in Hajduhadhaza's children's town. The sanguine image underscores the potential for a return to normalcy via the age-old process of passing knowledge from one generation to the next.