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Eve Arnold died today.

In the early 50s when the nuclear post-war woman was supposed to helm the easy bake and be the first to hand her husband a maritini, Arnold was a serious female photojournalist. She was the first woman to earn a spot at Magnum - one of the pioneer Photography Agencies. Speaking of 'pioneer', the woman had killer chutzpah. But most of all she had an eye for visual storytelling.

Her enduring legacy are probably the celebrity candids she captured - especially the ones exposing Marilyn Monroe's sad and mesmerizing vulnerability.

Arnold was 99.

"You can’t make a great musician or a great photographer if the magic isn’t there."

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