Past Exhibition

Magnum In Paris exhibition

This exhibition in Seoul shows the metamorphoses of the city through the work of collected Magnum photographers

Magnum Photographers

Robert Capa © International Center of Photography FRANCE. Paris. 1952. Arc de Triomphe. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Rene Burri French bi-Centennial parade on Champs Elysees designed by French graphic artist Jean Paul GOUDE. © Rene Burri | Magnum Photos
Elliott Erwitt FRANCE. Paris. 1989. Eiffel tower 100th anniversary. © Elliott Erwitt | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing FRANCE. Paris. Failed Paris Summit Conference 1960: Photographers on a ladder, trying to catch the participants of the meeting. 1960 © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa © International Center of Photography FRANCE. Paris. 1st arrondissement. Place Vendôme. A Dior model, wearing a "New Look" long skirt. 1948. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey FRANCE. Paris. 11th arrondissement. Worker and student demonstration from Republique to Denfert-Rochereau. (about 1000000 demonstrators) May 13th, 1968. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Ferdinando Scianna FRANCE, Paris: fitting in the Chanel atelier with Karl LAGERFELF.
(c) Ferdinando Scianna/Magnum Photos © Ferdinando Scianna | Magnum Photos

The Magnum photographers present their view of the metamorphoses of Paris and its inhabitants. A sensitive and challenging testimony, presented at Hangaram Design Museum from September 25, 2019 to February 9, 2020.

As both witnesses and artists of their time, the photojournalists of Magnum Photos testified to the changes of the 20th and 21st centuries. In the “Magnum in Paris” exhibition, the history of Paris is played out under their gaze: revolutions and minor conflicts, moments of grace and tragedy, celebrities, great men and the man in the street.

Like a character of the exhibition in its own right, Paris reveals itself in perpetual transformation. The large housing developments profoundly altered the silhouette of the city. Cultural institutions also gambled on modernity. The Louvre presented its pyramid and the Pompidou Centre its innovative architecture. La Défense introduced its Grande Arche into the landscape, announcing the arrival of Greater Paris, proof of the capital’s ever-renewing zest for life.

This exhibition in Seoul will also explore the theme of Fashion, and includes an homage to Elliott Erwitt through a selection of his images of the city.