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Patrick Zachmann Jews in France. Celebration for the 33rd anniversary of the State of Israel. Paris, France. 1981. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos

Magnum photographers have described themselves as an ‘idiosyncratic mix of journalist, artist and storyteller’ and over the last seventy years developed a mode of visual storytelling using their own visual style and voice to reflect on the world around them.

Patrick Zachmann Youth festival. Town of Chateau Arnoux. Alpes-de-Haute Provence, France. June 1984. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos
Patrick Zachmann Young member of a triad with his girlfriend. Hong Kong, 1988. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos
Patrick Zachmann Ilha de Mel. State of Parana, Brazil. 2003. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos
Patrick Zachmann Young prostitute, originally from Henan, in a massage parlour. Beijing, China. 2001. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos

In this talk, author Geoff Dyer and Magnum photographers Patrick Zachmann and Matt Stuart explore the idea of the photographer as storyteller, reflecting photography’s power to narrate, suggest, inform, and connect.

Matt Stuart Regents Street. London, England, Great Britain. 2014. © Matt Stuart | Magnum Photos
Matt Stuart Oxford Street. London, England, Great Britain. 2004. © Matt Stuart | Magnum Photos
Matt Stuart Wardour Street. London, England, Great Britain. 2013. © Matt Stuart | Magnum Photos
Matt Stuart Oxford Circus. London, England, Great Britain. 2015. © Matt Stuart | Magnum Photos

This event is part of the Magnum Photos Now talks programme at the Barbican Centre.

Tickets can be purchased from the Barbican Centre here.

Matt Stuart Needham Road. London, England, Great Britain. 2005. © Matt Stuart | Magnum Photos