Past Exhibition

Magnum’s First/Magnum: La première fois

Two exhibitions showcase the first Magnum group exhibition and pictures that marked turning points in Magnum photographer's careers

Thomas Hoepker A clown at a lunch counter in a diner. Reno, Nevada. USA. 1963. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Serbian women mourn a man killed by the Albanians. Obilic was home to many Serbs, who found themselves isolated and subject to revenge attacks from Albanians after the war. Town of Obilic. Kosovo. (...)
Thomas Hoepker Highway with advertising signs. Reno, Nevada. USA. 1963. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Larry Towell A dog is seen through the photographer's eyeglasses. Perquin was one of the two "guerilla capitals" during the war. FMLN combatants were often seen lounging around the village during the day. In th (...)
Christopher Anderson Marion. New York. USA. 2010. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Songul is a teacher working in the town of Van in the east of Turkey. She left her hometown of Bitlis to go to university in the city a few years earlier. she says she always knew she had to get aw (...)
Harry Gruyaert Television broadcast. TV Shots. Great Britain and France. 1972. © Harry Gruyaert | Magnum Photos

Magnum’s First

Rediscovered in an Innsbruck cellar in 2006, the first Magnum group exhibition, Gesicht der Zeit, was initially presented in five Austrian cities between June 1955 and February 1956. After months of complex restoration work, the original prints are now for the first time presented in Italy. Magnum’s First is composed of 83 black and white vintage prints, featuring eight photo essays by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marc Riboud, Inge Morath, Jean Marquis, Werner Bischof, Ernst Haas, Robert Capa and Erich Lessing.

Magnum: La première fois

Based on an original idea by François Hebel for the “Rencontres d’Arles” in 2012 the exhibition presents work by divers Magnum Photographers which points to the beginning or a turning point of their careers. « La première fois » is a unique exhibition, specially produced for Fondazione Brescia Musei in which framed prints and projections rhythm the presentation. Photographers:
Abbas, Christopher Anderson, Olivia Arthur, Bruno Barbey, Robert Capa, Chien-Chi Chang, Bruce Gilden, Harry Gruyaert, David Alan Harvey, Thomas Hoepker, Richard Kalvar, Peter Marlow, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Eli Reed, Jacob Aue Sobol, Larry Towell, Alex Webb

Fondazione Brescia Musei
Via dei Musei, 55

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