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All Magnum photographers, whether self-described photojournalists, artists or both, are documentarians of history. Sure, some photographers seek out historical moments more than others -- some spend time on the front lines of war while others focus on the aesthetics and limits of the photographic medium itself -- but all Magnum photographers are, by the very nature of an art form that is, at its e Read full story
Featured Essays
Oct 7, 2015
"Hiroji Kubota Photographer"
details the extraordinary life and world travels, spanning over fifty years, of a veteran Magnum photographer. This is the first comprehensive survey of a key Japanese photographer, and includes four hundred photographs.

Hiroji Kubota (born in Tokyo, 1939) began his career by assisting photographers René Burri, Burt Glinn, and Elliott Erwitt on their visit to Japan in... More...
Oct 7, 2015
David Hurn will be at Frankfurt Book Fair next week signing copies of his new book, The 1960s: Photographed by David Hurn and talking about his iconic work from this period.

A true master of his art, Hurn’s 1960s encompassed Hollywood screen idols and East End sun-seekers; headline news, alongside rituals unchanged for centuries. Includes The Beatles, James Bond, Barbarella to photoessays from the... More...
From the Archive
Oct 6, 2015
October 9th marks 75 years since The Beatles' John Lennon was born. More...
Oct 5, 2015
From 30 October 2015 to 14 February 2016, the Jewish Historical Museum (JHM) in Amsterdam will present an exhibition featuring some 150 photographs by the renowned American Magnum photographer Leonard Freed. These photos offer an impression of Jewish Amsterdam in the 1950s and show the recovery of Jewish life in the decades following the war.

Visit the JHM's website for more information.... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 5, 2015
“I love the movie ‘Lost in Translation,’ so I decided I would stay in the Park Hyatt Tokyo, where the film was made, and not leave for five nights. Instead, I would bring the city to me, finding people online — through Craigslist and other sites. I brought in singers, a sushi chef, teachers and others. I probably learned as much as if I had gone out and visited temples and wandered the streets. Normally,... More...