A new exhibition asks contemporary Magnum photographers to revisit some of the most iconic photo series from the agency's long and varied history
On the occasion of Magnum’s 70th anniversary, Magnum Retold celebrates the powerful legacy of documentary storytelling throughout the agency’s history through to the present day.
The exhibition, supported by Olympus UK, will showcase a series that reflects both the importance and beauty of stories shot by Magnum’s earliest photographers and their ongoing resonance, not only for Magnum photographers, but for all of us in today’s fast-changing world.
Asked to consider an archival story that had influenced, or inspired their practice, contemporary Magnum photographers each chose a story that meant something to them personally or on a topical subject that they wished to re-visit today.
In the exhibition, we see new work by a selection of Magnum photographers, who each respond to the project in their own manner. Olivia Arthur references the Children of Europe project shot by founder David Seymour in the years after The Second World War; Thomas Dworzak, and journalist Julius Strauss, retraced the steps of Robert Capa and writer John Steinbeck through Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia in A Russian Journal.