Magnum’s 2018 Pictures of the Year
A review of the agency's photos of the year, edited by Magnum president, Thomas Dworzak
The great diversity of practices and the variety of subject matter tackled by Magnum photographers around the world is succinctly conveyed here, in the collective’s images of the year.
Magnum president Thomas Dworzak – who oversaw the above selection – touched on this breadth of vision in his note which accompanies the collection, “From the intimacy of a bedroom, an evening at the shores of the Mediterranean, to the big issues of our time: the turmoil in the Middle East, the fragmented United States, migration, pollution – it‘s been a pleasure to go through my colleagues efforts to somehow try to make sense of it all.”
At the core of the Magnum collective’s nature is its myriad interpretations of, and approaches to, photography. As the agency co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson said, ‘Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world.’ This sense of collective curiosity is as evident in 2018 as it was in the agency’s earliest years.