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Upcoming Artist Talk

Magnum Photos Now: What is Magnum?

A celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Magnum Photos Agency

Erich Hartmann Magnum photographers on TV. Burt Glinn. NYC, USA. 1955. © Erich Hartmann | Magnum Photos

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of artist collective and historic agency, Magnum Photos. Throughout this seventy year history there have been many attempts to define the agency, its members’ vision of photography, its values and its history.

With descriptions wildly varying from ‘an utterly impossible concept’ (John G Morris) to a ‘concept-idea greater than any of its members’ (Elliott Erwitt), this lively discussion, featuring members and friends of the agency, asks the question, ‘What is Magnum?’ and what currency does the agency hold in 2017?

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

Join us in celebrating Magnum’s 70th anniversary throughout 2017. Bookmark our anniversary hub to find seminal stories, new work, and discover what Magnum events are happening near you.

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