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Magnum: 70 at 70 at FotoDC

An exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos agency through 70 of its most iconic images opens in Washington D.C.

Leonard Freed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. being greeted on his return to the US after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Baltimore, MD. USA. October 31, 1964. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos

As part of its 70th-anniversary celebrations, Magnum Photos will open an exhibition devoted to 70 of its most iconic images at FotoDC.

From Leonard Freed’s iconic portrait of Martin Luther King being congratulated by waiting crowds after his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize to Jean Gaumy’s photograph capturing veiled women training on the outskirts of Tehran, Magnum photographers have born witness to some of the most extraordinary events over the past 70 years.


Jean Gaumy Veiled women practice shooting on the outskirts of the city. Tehran. Iran. 1986. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos

This group exhibition will delve into the history of the agency, to examine major events such as the Arab Spring, South Africa under apartheid and the recent migration crisis, through seminal works by photographers such as Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Martin Parr and Christopher Anderson,

The exhibition will be presented at FotoDC in Washington D.C. from November 11, 2017– November 19, 2017.

FotoDC will stage an opening party on Friday, November 10th.
Tickets can be purchased here.

The full events calendar for FotoDC can be found here.


Alex Webb Mexicans arrested while trying to cross the border to United States. San Ysidro, California. USA. 1979. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos