Children of War

Children playing in a suburban park. Behind lies the Danube with the newly built Margareten Bridge. The theme of Ring a Ring o’ Roses, often contrasting with a ruined landscape, is recurrent in Chim’s work as well in his colleague Werner Bischof’s post-World War II European work. Budapest, Hungary. 1948.

In 1948, Magnum photographer David Seymour was given a mission by the newly founded UNICEF: report on the fate of the 13 million children across Europe who have been left homeless and/or in dire need by the Second World War. ‘Children of War’, a new book by Umbrage Edition, highlights his incredible photographs of European children taken in the aftermath of the war.