Magnum’s 2019 Pictures of the Year edit has been made by Magnum president Thomas Dworzak. One image taken over the last twelve months by each active Magnum photographer is collected here, providing an incisive visual review of 2019’s global goings-on. Dworzak shared these thoughts on the process of creating the selection:
“It’s been an enormous pleasure to again dig through my colleagues’ attempts to somehow deal with these turbulent times of ours. Trump, Brexit, ISIS, Russia, Kashmir – the US-Mexican border, just to name a few.”
While offering an overview of defining international news events, the pictures continue Magnum’s tradition of sharing insight into less heavily documented narratives and issues around the world. From news assignments to personally-initiated projects, the stories documented by the photographers are wide in scope and ambitious in their approach, and together convey the broad photographic and artistic approaches of the collective’s members.