Social Issues

They Defend our Freedoms

90/91
dots
gallery
Ian Berry Nelson Mandela, soon to become President Mandela, at the election night victory celebration in the Carlton Hotel in Johannesburg. Here he receives a hug from Mrs Chris Hanni, widow of ex MK leader (...)
Bruno Barbey Between 1975 and 1979 Cambodia was governed by a totalitarian regime led by the Khmer Rouges under the direction of Pol POT. Over half a million people died under the regime. An American research t (...)
Elliott Erwitt USA. Los Angeles, California. 1960. Eleanor ROOSEVELT at the Democratic National Convention. © Elliott Erwitt | Magnum Photos
Chris Steele-Perkins RWANDA. Gitagata rehab centre. Basic teaching for children charged with Genocide. 1997. © Chris Steele-Perkins | Magnum Photos
George Rodger GB. ENGLAND. London. Westminster. The French professor Rene CASSIN at Free French Forces Headquarters at N° 4 Carleton Gardens in Whitehall. November 1940. © George Rodger | Magnum Photos
Chris Steele-Perkins Gitagata rehab centre. Basic teaching for children charged with Genocide. 1997. © Chris Steele-Perkins | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey CAMBODIA. 1996. Between 1975 and 1979 Cambodia was governed by a totalitarian regime led by the Khmer Rouges under the direction of Pol POT. Over half a million people died under the regime. An Ame (...)
Paolo Pellegrin RWANDA 2004. Nyamata. Josephine Mukoringye, 28 years old. She fled with some members of her family to Congo in 1959 following the massacres at the time. She came back in 1994 after the genocide to (...)
Raymond Depardon RWANDA. August, 1999. Church of Ntarama. Site of massacres. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon RWANDA. Nyamata. Denise 18 years old and her brother, Hutu survivors. August 1999. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Chris Steele-Perkins Gitarama. In the evening the children work in the fields planting Haricot beans. 1997. © Chris Steele-Perkins | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon RWANDA. Nyamata. Odette MUKAMUSONI, 23 years old, a Tutsi survivor. August 1999. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon RWANDA. Nyamata. Claudine KAYITESI, 21 years old (a farmer), and Innocent RWILILIZA, 38 years old, a teacher. Tutsi survivors. August, 1999. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon RWANDA. Nyamata. Innocent RWILILIZA, 38 years old, a teacher, and Felicien (with bicycle), Tutsi survivors. August, 1999. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress Evacuation of the wounded from Srebrenica at Tuzia Airport. Srebrenica, Bosnia. 1993. © Gilles Peress | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress BOSNIA. Srebrenica. 1996. Grave at Pilice collective farm near Sebrenica. © Gilles Peress | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress BOSNIA. 1996. Gorazde, which had been under siege during the war, was one of the three Muslim safe havens within Serbian-held territory. It was believed by many in Garazde that the town would suffe (...)
Gilles Peress BOSNIA. Srebrenica. 1996. The Grave at Police Collective Farm. Forensic anthropologist William HAGLUND. © Gilles Peress | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress Thousands of women who lost male relatives in the attack on Srebrenica attend a rally to commemorate the fall of the town. Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 1996. © Gilles Peress | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Families of victims gather during a farewell ceremony for the 521 victims of the Srebrenica massacre, in Visoko's cemetery on Monday July 9th 2012. The bodies were prepared for a mass burial ceremo (...)
Paolo Pellegrin People in Sarajevo pay homage to three trucks carrying the bodies of 521 victims of the Srebrenica genocide. The trucks left Visoko's morgue a few hours earlier and are on their way to a mass buria (...)
Paolo Pellegrin Families of victims gather during a farewell ceremony for the 521 victims of the Srebrenica massacre, in Visoko's cemetery on Monday July 9th 2012. The bodies were prepared for a mass burial ceremo (...)
Paolo Pellegrin People in Sarajevo pay homage to three trucks carrying the bodies of 521 victims of the Srebrenica genocide. The trucks left Visoko's morgue a few hours earlier and are on their way to a mass buria (...)
Paolo Pellegrin People in Sarajevo pay homage to three trucks carrying the bodies of 521 victims of the Srebrenica genocide. The trucks left Visoko's morgue a few hours earlier and are on their way to a mass buria (...)
Paolo Pellegrin Families of victims mourn at the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial on the 17th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. The Bosnian government held enclave of Srebrenica was put under UN protection in (...)
Paolo Pellegrin At the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial on the 17th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. The Bosnian government held enclave of Srebrenica was put under UN protection in 1993. In July 1995 the Dut (...)
Paolo Pellegrin Families of victims mourn at the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial on the 17th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. The Bosnian government held enclave of Srebrenica was put under UN protection in 19 (...)
Paolo Pellegrin SUDAN. South Darfur province. Destroyed African village near Nyala. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Street scene in a village. Region South in the Kass. Sudan. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Refugees women waiting for food rations in a refugee camp. South Darfur. Sudan. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO. Kivu region. Goma lake. Fishermen. 2003. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Martyrs' cemetery - Relatives of the victims killed by the army during the demonstrations. Sana’a, Yemen, March. 2012. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Three men on the roof of the Al-Hedaila Mosque, bombed by soldiers of the Saleh's Army. Al Hasaba area. Sana’a, Yemen. March 2012. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni YEMEN. Aden. 2010. Propaganda poster of the president Ali Abdullah Saleh. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni YEMEN, Aden. April 2012. Two men under the flag of the separatist South Yemen. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni YEMEN, Sana'a. March 2012. A demostration pro-revolution in the city center © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen SYRIA, Aleppo. 2012. A Syrian rebel and member of the FSA (Free Syrian Army) stands in his headquarters in Aleppo. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni YEMEN, Aden. March 2012. Yemeni refugee, escaped from Zinjibar due to the war, lives inside a former school now used as shelter for refugees © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen SYRIA, Aleppo, Savran. 2013. A soldier from Assad's regime is charged for being an informant, murder, stealing, and delivering ten Free Syrian Army soldiers to the regime, is executed by ISIS (Isla (...)
Emin Özmen SYRIA, Aleppo, Azaz. 2012. A man stands near his destroyed home, damaged during the air strikes by regime forces. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen SYRIA, Aleppo. 2012. Members of Shabiha (a feared Assad regime-sponsored militia known for their violence) captured after the clashes near Shabiha headquarter in Aleppo. The Shabiha militia have r (...)
Emin Özmen SYRIA, Aleppo. 2012. A family flees their home during heavy bombing by regime forces in eastern Aleppo. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen SYRIA, Aleppo. 2013. A soldier from Assad's regime is charged for being an informant, murder, thief, and delivering ten Free Syrian Army soldiers to the regime, is being executed by ISIS (Islamic S (...)
Lorenzo Meloni SYRIA. Palmyra / Tadmor. 1 April 2016. Inside the historic town of Palmyra, retaken from IS by Syrian Arab Army. Victorious Syrian Army soldiers stand on top of the rubble in front of a section of (...)
Emin Özmen SYRIA, Aleppo. 2015. Said Ahmed Hussein, 23, an Afghan prisoner, remains motionless in silence in the al-Shamiya Jibha prison, located east of Aleppo - Syria, May 3, 2015. On May 3, 2015, I met wi (...)
Emin Özmen SYRIA, Aleppo. 2015. A makeshift barricade made from the wreckage of two buses in Bustan Al-Kasser district. These barriers are erected to obstruct the view of the regime's snipers. Aleppo is a cit (...)
Lorenzo Meloni SYRIA. Palmyra / Tadmor. 1 April 2016. Inside the historic town of Palmyra, retaken from IS by Syrian Arab Army. Much of modern Palmyra lies in ruins, from fierce fighting between the Syrian Army (...)
Erich Lessing HUNGARY. Budapest. October 30th, 1956. Insurrection. Janos Mesz, 'Janko of the wooden leg', one of the leaders of the rebel group Corvin Lane, at the Erkel Theatre on Koztarsasag Square. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Erich Lessing HUNGARY. Budapest. October, 1956. Insurrection. October-November 1956. Bystanders try to catch the first issue of the new, pro-revolution communist party paper. When Imre Nagy became prime mini (...)
Erich Lessing HUNGARY. Budapest. Insurrection. October-November 1956.

During the foreign Soviet retreat from Budapest, on October 29th, happy crowds marched throught the city. © Erich Lessing | Magnum Photos
Josef Koudelka CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Prague. August 1968. Warsaw Pact troops invasion. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos
Stuart Franklin CHINA. Beijing. Tien An Men Square. 'The Tank Man' stopping the column of T59 tanks. 4th June 1989. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos
Patrick Zachmann Early morning. Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China. May 1989. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos
Philip Jones Griffiths Called a "little tiger" for killing two "Vietcong women cadre" - his mother and teacher, it was rumored. Vietnam. 1968. © Philip Jones Griffiths | Magnum Photos
Patrick Zachmann Alley 29 of the main cemetery for the unidentified; murdered under the Pinochet regime. Santiago. 12/98. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos
Patrick Zachmann CHILE. Santiago. President Salvador Allende's tomb. December 1998. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos
Rene Burri ARGENTINA. Argentinian General Jorge VIDELA in Buenos Aires. In his office in the Casa Videla. He was one of the Junta officers from the navy and airforce who toppled democratically elected governm (...)
Raymond Depardon Robben Island, near Cape Town.

Cell in which Nelson MANDELA spent 20 of the 27 years he spent in prison. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker CHILE. Santiago de Chile. 1973. General Augusto PINOCHET with military aides. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Patrick Zachmann Santiago. December 1998.

Jose Domingo Canas street. The Pinochet regime's notorious torture and interrogation chamber at the "Villa Grimaldi." © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos
Josef Koudelka CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Prague. August 1968. Warsaw Pact troops invasion. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos
Danny Lyon USA. Texas. 1968. Bill Sander's tatoo photographs, Washington Street, Houston. © Danny Lyon | Magnum Photos
Ian Berry Crowds calling for Nelson MANDELA at the Soweto football stadium.1994. © Ian Berry | Magnum Photos
Patrick Zachmann Cape Town, 11th of February 1990 .

Crowd awaiting the liberation of Nelson MANDELA, the anti-apartheid leader, who was sentenced to life prison in 1964. © Patrick Zachmann | Magnum Photos
Josef Koudelka CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Prague. August 1968. Warsaw Pact troops invade Prague. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon The American athlete Lee Evans, winner of the 400m in 43,86 sec. American athletes demonstrating against US race discrimination by clutching their fist. Olympic games. Mexico City, Mexico. 1968. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Danny Lyon USA. Washington, D.C. August 28, 1963. Members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sing freedom songs during the March on Washington. © Danny Lyon | Magnum Photos
Josef Koudelka CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Prague. August 1968. Warsaw Pact troops invade Prague. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon Grant Park. Anti-Vietnam war protest. Chicago, USA. 1966. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Constantine Manos USA. NYC. June 26, 1994. Stonewall 25th Anniversary Parade and Demonstration. © Constantine Manos | Magnum Photos
Chris Steele-Perkins USA. New York City. December 10, 2002. A protestor's wrists are bound with plastic handcuffs after being arrested by police outside of the U.S. Mission to the UN. Demonstrators blocked the streets (...)
Paul Fusco USA. New York City. 2000. Anti police brutality rally on Wall Street. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Ian Berry | Living Apart Supporters climb to every vantage point and await the arrival of Nelson Mandela. Natal, Lamontville, South Africa. 1994 © Ian Berry | Magnum Photos