Robert Capa and Werner Bischof are killed while on assignment. Upon their deaths becomes a member of the Board of Directors at Magnum.

Travels to Indonesia.

Photo essays published in LIFE include “Land of Tranquility” (South Africa, 1954); “The Glow of Paris” (1955); and ”Mirror of Venice” (1956). Shoots movie stills for Land of the Pharaohs (1954); Moby Dick (1956); and The Pride and the Passion (1956).

LIFE publishes “Beauty in a Brutal Art,” photographs of the bullfight in Spain. Marks the beginning of his motion studies and the first time this type of color photography is published. Serves as Member of the Executive Committee at Magnum.

Featured in Popular Photography article “The World’s 10 Greatest Photographers.” LIFE publishes “The Magic of Color in Motion,” an essay that explores the possibilities of mixing colors by using slow shutter speeds. Described as “painting with the camera” by critics.

Elected president of Magnum. Edits and designs the exhibition The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers. Begins assignment for General Dynamics. Travels to Norway for Holiday.

Shoots movie stills for The Misfits. Takes a series of motion photographs for the Lincoln Center Ballet, New York, from which a movie is made. Photographs the Olympics for LIFE. Takes up residency in New York; opens his first studio on East 71st Street.

Travels to Greece for Holiday; to England for Queen; to Argentina to shoot movie stills for Taras Bulba; and to Tennessee to photograph a story on James Agee for LIFE. Marries Cynthia Buehr Seneque. They will have two children: Alexander (b. 1963) and Victoria (b. 1964). Makes a four-part television series The Art of Seeing for public television in New York.

Travels with Henri Cartier-Bresson to Mexico on assignment for the Mexican government tourist bureau. Embarks on a landmark advertising campaign for Volkswagen with art director Rolf Gilhausen.

Works as second director for the movie The Bible produced by Dino de Laurentis, with John Huston as director. Responsible for photography on The Creation section, the beginning of his photographic interpretation of Genesis. This movie takes him to the Galapagos Islands, Iceland, and Italy.

Portraits of Ernst Haas (click to enlarge)