Arts & Culture

Reading: The Gratification of Watching Others Absorbed

Patrick Zachmann Rue des Rosiers. 4th arrondissement. Paris. France. Orthodox jews. 1979. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos
Marilyn Silverstone | -scaled.jpg Young girls intent on learning how to read in Iran (as part of a literacy program.) © Marilyn Silverstone | Magnum Photos
A. Abbas Gaza. 1991. Reading of the Koran in the Hamas Mosque. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson SCOTLAND. 1960. Man reading paper next to window. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
A. Abbas SENEGAL. Diourbel. A young man reads the Koran in his room. 1988. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos
Constantine Manos Man reading newspaper.

From "A Greek Portfolio". Chania. Crete. 1962. © Constantine Manos | Magnum Photos
Ferdinando Scianna My sister Anna studying at home. Sicily, Bagheria. Italy. © Ferdinando Scianna | Magnum Photos
A. Abbas EGYPT. Cairo. 1997. Student from Sierra Leone at University dorm. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry SERBIA. Yugoslavia. 1989. Man takes a break at MKS Steelworks.

(SERBIA-10004) © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath USA. New York City. 1957. Woman reading on the subway. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos
Collection Capa Robert Capa, Washington DC. April 1942.

"photo courtesy of Myron Davis @" © Collection Capa | Magnum Photos
Chris Steele-Perkins G.B. ENGLAND. Blackpool. 1982. On the beach with dog and donkeys. From The Pleasure Principle. © Chris Steele-Perkins | Magnum Photos
Constantine Manos USA. Boston, Massachusetts. 1974. Street sale at block party, South End. © Constantine Manos | Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold USA. Sinai, New York. 1955. US actress Marilyn Monroe reading James Joyce's "Ulysses." © Eve Arnold | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry A man displays paintings while he reads in his car. Rome. Italy. 1984. © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker Men reading the New York Times in Central Park. New York. USA. 1992. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry PAKISTAN. Peshawar. 1985. Man in wheelchair reads to boy. © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
A. Abbas ISRAEL/PALESTINE. 1995. Greek Orthodox priests from Jerusalem read the Bible in a little chapel by the Jordan River. On epiphany, they make an annual pilgrimage from Jerusalem to bless the waters. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey CHINA. Xinjiang province. Kashgar. 1989. An old Uygur man reads from the Koran in the courtyard of the Id Kah Mosque. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1947. A girl "reading" Ebony magazine. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar JAPAN. Tokyo. At a private kindergarten. 1983. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
David Seymour Evening class at the Roggiano Gravina Center. Some of the peasants have to walk eight km from their homes to attend the class. Italy. 1950. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller Joan Miller at Edward Steichen's home, "Umpawaug". Redding, Connecticut. USA. 1942. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Philippe Halsman USA. NYC. 1949. French poet, artist and filmmaker Jean COCTEAU. © Philippe Halsman | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson GREECE. Peloponnese. Nafpaktos (Naupactus). 1953. Café. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey USA. New York City. 2002. People in the subway. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Ian Berry | -scaled.jpg Kimono-clad ladies contrast with western advertising. Honshu. Tokyo. Japan. © Ian Berry | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Pro-democracy students in the major highway of the admiralty district. Hond Kong. 14-15 October 2014. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
A. Abbas | -scaled.jpg Visitors at a book fair. Tehran. Iran. 1997. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos
Dennis Stock | -scaled.jpg In 1955 James Dean returned to his roots, the town of Fairmount where he was raised and educated. He visits the farm of his uncle Marcus Winslow, and in the dining room reads some poetry by James W (...)
Eve Arnold US actress Marilyn Monroe reading James Joyce. Long Island. USA. 1955. © Eve Arnold | Magnum Photos
A. Abbas THAILAND. Bangkok. A man reads from the Koran in a city mosque. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar France. Paris. Au pair girl reads to children.1994 © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
A. Abbas Man reading the Koran. Al Aqsa Mosque. Jerusalem. Israel. 1991. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson FRANCE. Paris. 1969. Rue de Grenelle. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Stuart Franklin G.B. ENGLAND. Oxford. Drinking is arguably the students favorite pastime. 1994. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos
Gueorgui Pinkhassov BELGIUM. THALYS. High speed train linking Paris to Brussels. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry MYANMAR. Yangon. 2013. A man reads on a train. (BURMA-10611NF) © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Patrick Zachmann FRANCE. Paris. 4th arrondissement. Rue des Rosiers. Orthodox jews. 1979. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos
Herbert List Friends at Lake Starnberger. Bavaria. Germany. 1946. © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson | -scaled.jpg Etang de Bonde. Vaucluse. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold USA. New York. Long Island. US actress Marilyn MONROE reading Ulysses by James Joyce. 1955. © Eve Arnold | Magnum Photos
Ferdinando Scianna ITALY. Milan. 1997.

"Girl reading in the bathroom". © Ferdinando Scianna | Magnum Photos
Chris Steele-Perkins Student nurse's studying for exams. 1987. © Chris Steele-Perkins | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry RUSSIA. Moscow. 2015. Man reading on an airplane. © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry USA. Los Angeles, California, 1992. A monk reads in a bedroom. (USA-10047NS) © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry USA. New York City. 2015. A man reading on the subway. Bob Marley shirt. (USA-11502) © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry A woman walks up stairs immitating the painted figures. Tokyo. Japan. 2008. © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry USA. New York City. 2015. Man reading under trees. (USA-11501) © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry INDIA. Calcutta. 1996. Victoria Memorial Hall. (INDIA-10435NS) © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry ITALY. Rome. 1994. A man reads the newspaper with his dog outside a restaurant.

(ITALY-10089) © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry USA. Arkansas, Deep South, 2013. Paul Theroux, reads outdoors. (USA-10821) © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry INDIA. July 1978. A man sits and read by a window. (INDAI-12155) © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry USA. Georgia. 2013. Woman lying down reading on small stage. (USA-10880) © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry | -scaled.jpg The Old Delhi Train Station in an uncharacteristically quiet moment. The station and surrounding area are typically so crowded that traffic frequently comes to a standstill. Old Delhi. India. 1983. © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Steve McCurry THAILAND, Chiang Mai. 2010. Woman reads on a bench. (THAILAND-10152) © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos