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Dec 18, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
On December 17th, the Cuban and United States governments announced that full diplomatic relations between the two countries will be restored. The story of how reconciliation was eventually reached is becoming clearer in the wake of the news, but what's already clear is the historic nature of the action, its deep political and diplomatic importance.

The 1959 Cuban Revolution came just over a decade... More...
Featured Essays
Dec 17, 2014
by Sohrab Hura
Barwani in the central state of Madhya Pradesh in India is one of the hottest regions in India. Since 2013, Sohrab Hura has been photographing the summer in Savariyapani, a small village panchayat secluded amongst the barren landscape of this region. With little rainfall and extreme temperatures life here can sometimes take on an unexpected reality in the twilight moments of the heat. (A work in progress)

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From the Archive
Dec 15, 2014
by Robert Capa © International Center of Photography
December 16th marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge, so-named due to the massive depression created in the allied lines as shown on maps. This final, massive German offensive was aimed to smash through Allied positions and re-capture Antwerp, a seminal supply line. Hitler had also hoped that a successful attack would so damage the Western-Allies' forces that a cease-fire... More...
Featured Essays
Dec 15, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
As we near the end of 2014, we look back at Magnum's most notable individual images and photo essays from the past year.

Click here to see the photographers' choice of their favorite images of the year.
Click here for the staff-edited selection of 2014 highlights.
Click here to view some notable photo essays from the past year.... More...
Dec 13, 2014
by Steve McCurry
Cuba is tempting and provocative – full of contradictions
and not always easy to understand.
It is a country full of culture, music, history and passion.

- Selected Moments

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Featured Essays
Dec 12, 2014
by David Alan Harvey
The now famous Haenyeo (sea women) from Jeju Island, South Korea, jump from a fast moving boat into the sea and free dive down perhaps 50 ft in search of a variety of delicacy shellfish. These 60-80 year old women have been working together in this way since they were teenagers and can hold their breath in the deep for around two minutes. I was amazed every morning by these strong women and their boat-disembarking... More...
From the Archive
Dec 11, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
Text by Éric Hazan
This homage to Paris by the great Magnum photographers reveals a multifaceted portrait of the city’s effervescent character in 270 photographs.
By documenting the everyday workings of the city, Magnum’s photographers capture the essence of Parisian life. Their photographs show the city as it lives and breathes—from fashion shows to underground jazz clubs, from the bustling metro... More...