Arts & Culture

Stories of the City: A Magnum exhibition on the Paris Metro

Bruno Barbey “This picture was taken in 1980 during Bruno Barbey's second trip to Shanghai (he first visited in 1973). The year 1980 corresponded to the beginning of China's Reform and Opening era, which defini (...)
Carl De Keyzer What is your vision of the city ? I used to love working, living in big cities. I lived in a semi-big city for 35 years. Visited and worked in cities of 100 different countries. 4 years ago we mo (...)
Ian Berry “Berlin is a great city, especially for a photographer. The changes have been enormous between 1963 when I took this photograph and a more recent visit after the Eastern sector had opened up when I (...)
Raymond Depardon BRAZIL. Rio de Janeiro. 2004. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Elliott Erwitt Elliott Erwitt ; Photo Poche, Actes Sud, 1988 "Sometimes, humour lays in the photograph, not in what you are photographing. You can photograph the most biting situation and make a lifeless photog (...)
Rene Burri What was René Burri’s personnal view on the city though this image ? “The protests which drew over 10,000 students to Tiananmen Square were violent, brutal and repressive. While in the middle of (...)
Raymond Depardon BRAZIL. Rio de Janeiro. 2004. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Guy Le Querrec “I have always been concerned with interactions between the eye and the ear. Here, I photograph Archie Shepp in Barbès. I stick to the subject, you can feel the presence of the city in the backgrou (...)
Erich Hartmann “You will understand that there is no way that I can know what Erich was thinking when he took this picture. I can only tell you that he was never without a camera as is evident here where he photo (...)
Stuart Franklin “Even on rainy mornings, people go to work riding a bike. In times of planned economy, the choice of clothing was quite limited in these moments. Over the last 30 years, Chinese people have increas (...)
Constantine Manos What is your personal view about this city through this image? The picture was made in a small seaside city in Florida in the U. S. A. called Daytona Beach. Every year during the first week of M (...)
Thomas Hoepker “Pictures exist to be seen. Hopefully this picture transmits the right message: horror and war can happen out of the blue and a sunny sky. But life goes on.” Young people relax during their lunch (...)
Richard Kalvar What is your vision of the city? I ’m a native New Yorker. My idea of the city is a place intensely concentrated, crawling with people, and thus a rich lode to be mined by a photographer.  I just (...)
Gueorgui Pinkhassov "To me, Instagram and the urban space are the most direct, modern and original locations. They are the places in which I would rather present my pictures. Nowadays, art is out of museums and galler (...)
Trent Parke “What I love about the city is the endless stream of humanity. It is full of surprises. Anything can happen. You never know who or what is coming around the next street corner. ” Surfers Paradise (...)
Inge Morath © The Inge Morath Foundation This image of the Llama, even though shot in 1957 is relatable even today due to its simple but absurd subject matter. This image speaks to the quirkiness of life in the big city; in this case, Lin (...)
John Vink Times Square, New York, USA. 01/04/1980. © John Vink | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr What is your vision of the city? Cities are full of people, chaos and doer, so this is a great place to take photos. What is your personal of the city expressed through this image? This is Wa (...)
Raghu Rai “Mumbai being a Bollywood city - India on average produces one feature film a day. Bollywood creates dreams for everybody - Mumbai is known as city of dreams and dreams for everyone.  Even while tr (...)
Moises Saman “Port-au-Prince is a magical city. Every morning at dawn, when the first hints of daylight filter through the decaying architecture, it is when the line between the real and the otherworldly blur, (...)
Jérôme Sessini What is your vision of the city? Being born in a small and very quiet town, I experience mixed feelings in big cities, I feel a sense of fascination for megacities as well as rejection, and someti (...)
Alessandra Sanguinetti “Paris to me is a swirling spiral with a breathtaking, splendid, fairytale-like center that unwinds into layered wonderfully intricate neighborhoods that seem to hold secrets I, as a foreigner, wil (...)
Alec Soth What is your vision of the city? As someone who has never lived in major city, I've always seen cities as somewhat exotic and remote from my experience. The city lives in my dreams.   What does (...)
Matt Stuart “I wish I could claim I had the famous RATP logo in mind when I shot this in Oxford Street, London but it bears an uncanny resemblance.a lady looking into the sun. ” Oxford Street. London, Eng (...)