Past Exhibition

Magnum Analog Recovery

LE BAL presents an exhibition of work from Magnum's Paris archives that spans from the agency's creation in 1947 to 1977

Marc Riboud Spectators look on. World chess championship. Gorki Park, Moscow, USSR. 1960. © Marc Riboud | Magnum Photos

This year marks both 70 years of Magnum Photos and the completion of an archive making thousands of contemporary prints accessible for the first time: Magnum Analog Recovery (M.A.R.).

This collection, stored in boxes in the Magnum archives in Paris and bearing the name of each of the photographers, brings together the “postcard” prints sent out to the European Magnum agents for distribution to the press between 1947 and the end of the 1970s.

Leonard Freed Fashion Show. Harlem, New York. USA. 1963. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos
Chris Steele-Perkins The Teds. GB. 1976. © Chris Steele-Perkins | Magnum Photos

LE BAL is presenting a range of these treasures, showing a selection of contemporary prints and designs for books and publications dating from the creation of Magnum Photos in 1947 until 1977.

The exhibition will display great icons of the 20th century alongside images that have never been seen or exhibited before.

From April 29, 2017 until August 27, 2017

6, Impasse de la Défense
75018 Paris

Henri Cartier-Bresson "I am looking for any kind of work" sign hanging around the neck of this young German. Hamburg, West Germany. December 1952 - January 1953. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos