“When Elliott Erwitt came to join Magnum in 1953, he told me that he needed $200 to fly to Bermuda and marry his Dutch sweetheart, Lucienne Matthews. I asked Bill Lowe, the executive editor of Look magazine, for a $200 guarantee for ‘a story in Bermuda.’ ‘What’s the story?’ he asked. ‘I don’t know,’ I replied. The story turned out to be the baby on the bed, born several months later and made famous in The Family of Man.” (John G. Morris)
Cristina García Rodero was born in Puertollano, Spain. She studied painting at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Madrid, before taking up photography. She then qualified as a teacher and worked full-time in education. For the next 16 years, she also dedicated her time to researching and photographing popular and traditional festivitie. She joined Magnum Photos in 2005 and became a full member in 2009.