Originally created to mark the occasion of the Magnum collective’s 70th anniversary, the landmark exhibition Magnum Manifesto celebrated the renowned photo agency created by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and Chim (David Seymour) in 1947.
Tracing the ideas and ideals behind the founding and development of Magnum Photos, curator Clément Chéroux explored the history of the second half of the 20th century through the lenses of 75 masters, providing a new and insightful perspective on the contribution of these photographers to our collective visual memory. The exhibition – a co-production between ICP and Magnum Photos – was accompanied by a book of the same name, published by Thames & Hudson.
Featuring group and individual projects, the exhibition includes over two hundred prints as well as books, magazines, videos, and rarely before seen archival documents. Among many others, it features the work of Christopher Anderson, Jonas Bendiksen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cornell and Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), Raymond Depardon, Bieke Depoorter, Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck, Leonard Freed, Paul Fusco, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Burt Glinn, Jim Goldberg, Joseph Koudelka, Sergio Larrain, Susan Meiselas, Wayne Miller, Martin Parr, Marc Riboud, Alessandra Sanguinetti, W. Eugene Smith, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, Dennis Stock, Mikhael Subotzky, and Alex Webb.
Magnum Manifesto opens at Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire, England, on October 12th and is on view until December 15th, 2019.