John G. Morris

Chim-was Chim. He not only defied further characterization, he evaded it.
An enigma even to his friends, he had no enemies.  Most of his own family
was destroyed so he adopted his friends’ families all over the world.  He
knew their birthdays and anniversaries, and just what presents to send or
bring.  He had the gift of quiet friendship.  As a photographer he was
soft.  He could not take an unkind picture intentionally, and if he did so
accidentally, he killed it.
 

John G. Morris

John G. Morris is the famed photo editor who worked
with Chim and others at Magnum.
He recounts his history of Chim as a chapter in his book:

Get the Picture: A Personal History of Photojournalism,
University of Chicago Press, 2002
There is a thoughtful book review and photo of Morris with Chim at:

http://dirckhalstead.org/issue9805/fulton.htm

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