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Patrick Zachmann Greek coast guards patrol the Agean sea where illegal immigrants try to cross the border coming from Kusadasi on the Turkish side. Island of Samos, Greece. August 2009. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos

A program at MoMA explores Magnum’s rich relationship to cinema through the lens of travelogues and art films, featuring artists who use moving images as an extension or counterpart to their photographic work to develop personal and auteurist storytelling.

Expanding on the agency’s transatlantic history, ‘Beyond the Frame’ spotlights work centered on Africa, Latin America, the US, and Europe, from the 1960s to the present. Photojournalism, fiction, and avant-garde media are alternately at play in the diverse treatments of conflict, social issues, and everyday moments.

Magnum Shorts: From Video to Media

The People Next Door. 1993.Directed by Patrick Zachmann
Mare Mater. 2014. Directed by Patrick Zachmann

Magnum Shorts: American Stories

Pictures from a Revolution. 1991. Directed by Susan Meiselas, Alfred Guzzetti, Richard P. Rogers

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Susan Meiselas Youths practice throwing contact bombs in forest surrounding Monimbo. Nicaragua. June, 1978 © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

With selections from the agency’s Magnum Eye (1991–93) and Magnum in Motion (2004–today) initiatives, the series also investigates the technological and artistic transition from narrative cinema to video, and finally, to contemporary creators operating in a hybrid and online media field.

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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.