life:

In 1960, LIFE magazine assigned Eve Arnold, who died in January 2012 at the  age of 99, to document the days and nights of Malcolm X, the  controversial and intensely charismatic public face of the Nation of  Islam.

“I am always delighted by the manipulation that goes on between a  subject and photographer when the subject knows about the camera and how  it can best be used to his advantage, Malcolm was  brilliant in this silent collaboration.” 

The unspoken teamwork, in a  sense, that Arnold describes and celebrates went beyond simple access.  Instead, she remembers Malcolm X finding her subjects to photograph,  arranging shots and ensuring that she had interviews for the text.
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life:

In 1960, LIFE magazine assigned Eve Arnold, who died in January 2012 at the age of 99, to document the days and nights of Malcolm X, the controversial and intensely charismatic public face of the Nation of Islam.

“I am always delighted by the manipulation that goes on between a subject and photographer when the subject knows about the camera and how it can best be used to his advantage, Malcolm was brilliant in this silent collaboration.”

The unspoken teamwork, in a sense, that Arnold describes and celebrates went beyond simple access. Instead, she remembers Malcolm X finding her subjects to photograph, arranging shots and ensuring that she had interviews for the text.

read more here.

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