Past Exhibition

Magnum Photos at 70: 7 Decades of Advertising

An exhibition in London explores the historical relationship Magnum photographers have had with advertising

Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography Rural highway. USA. 1959. © Cornell Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Peter Marlow Advertising campaign for Volvo cars. London, England, G.B. 1991. © Peter Marlow | Magnum Photos
Philippe Halsman Connie Ford Victory Red Lipstick advertisement. © Philippe Halsman | Magnum Photos
Jim Goldberg Candy. Hotel. San Francisco, USA. 2000. © Jim Goldberg | Magnum Photos
Jim Goldberg Odie. Hotel. San Francisco, USA. 2000. © Jim Goldberg | Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos and G.F Smith Photographic have collaborated to explore Magnum’s long history with the advertising industry, featuring notable archival and contemporary examples of Magnum’s work in this area over the last 70 years. The exhibition will recreate work on corresponding historical papers from G.F Smith and feature work from pioneers of the photographic advertising industry such as Burt Glinn. It highlights the introduction of colour to the agency and the contentious relationship this work experienced in Magnum’s early days.

Duration: 8th of May – 20th of May
Open to the general public: 18th – 19th of May 3pm – 6:30pm

Outside of those dates by appointment only. Please e-mail to make an appointment.

PV. 16th of May at 6:30 pm by invitation only

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