This is Halloween

Halloween fancy dress and celebrations as captured by Magnum photographers

Magnum Photographers

Trent Parke Rosewater, Adelaide, South Australia. 2007. © Trent Parke | Magnum Photos
Trent Parke Rosewater, Adelaide, South Australia. 2007. © Trent Parke | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar Halloween on the beach. Pyrénées Atlantiques department, Biarritz, France. 1998. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Josef Koudelka Halloween. Manhattan, NYC, USA. 1996. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Halloween, Times Square. New York City, USA. 2008. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Cristina García Rodero "Fauna selecta". Xinzo de Limia, Galicia, Spain. 2010. © Cristina García Rodero | Magnum Photos
Ferdinando Scianna L'angelo di Halloween. New York, USA. 1999. © Ferdinando Scianna | Magnum Photos
Christopher Anderson Atlas as mustached superman on Halloween. Brooklyn, NY, USA. 2009. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos
Erich Hartmann West eighty first street. Halloween. New York City, USA. 1990. © Erich Hartmann | Magnum Photos
Ferdinando Scianna Child on Halloween day. New York, USA. 1999. © Ferdinando Scianna | Magnum Photos
Peter Marlow Max Naylor Marlow in fancy dress. Gee St, London, England, GB. 1999. © Peter Marlow | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Kennilworth Elementary school in Phoenix where the students get into the spirit of Halloween celebrations with the help of a dressed up teacher. Phoenix, Arizona, USA. October, 1979. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco Halloween on Castro Street. San Francisco, USA. 1992. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Surreal pair guard a house during Halloween in Tempe, Arizona. USA. 1979. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos

From an eerily realistic Frankenstein monster taking the Subway to children dressed up for trick or treating, Magnum photographers capture the playfulness of Halloween. Bruno Barbey’s snaps of new Yorkers epitomise America’s infatuation with the holiday, while Richard Kalvar’s image of children in costume playing on a French beach, and Cristina Garcia Rodero’s portrait of a woman dressed as a bunny are a testament to the ubiquity of the Halloween costume around the world.

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