Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria. She was as fluent in languages as she was in her relationships with the people whom she photographed. Like her colleagues who worked with the Magnum agency, she travelled extensively in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Originally, Magnum had employed her as an editor but she soon discovered that she was an even better photographer than writer. Inge Morath married the leading American playwright Arthur Miller with whom she lived until her death in January 2002.