Welcome to the new Magnum Photos site

Explore the world-class storytelling work of Magnum photographers

Robert Capa Crewman signals another ship of an Allied convoy across the Atlantic from the U.S. to England. 1942.

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” — Robert Capa © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos

In 1947, following the aftermath of the Second World War, four pioneering photographers, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour and George Rodger, founded a now legendary alliance.

To this day, Magnum Photos represents some of the world’s most renowned photographers, maintaining its founding ideals and idiosyncratic mix of journalist, artist and storyteller.

Magnum Photos is delighted to launch a new storytelling site devoted to the work of Magnum’s global roster of photographers, to share with Magnum’s audience new and classic photography stories, and to showcase the work Magnum does in collaboration with its partners. We are still in soft launch mode so please bear with us if you catch any snags on these pages!

The Magnum Photos historic archive of seminal images and critical bodies of documentary-inspired work continues to live on Magnum PRO, a hub for Magnum Photos’ editorial, cultural and commercial activities.


Explore stories in three content categories:

Newsroom: Magnum photographers share a vision to chronicle world events, people, places and culture with a powerful narrative that defies convention.

Arts & Culture: From dance to music, Magnum photographers have a rich history of documenting the icons of their generation, and collaborate with cultural luminaries to create original, one-off, projects.

Theory & Practice: Reflecting on the role of photography today, this section is devoted to exploring the history, theory, and practice of photography, from the point of view of Magnum photographers and friends.

Events: Throughout the site, you’ll find opportunities to join us at events, talks, print sales, exhibitions and workshops. Visit our Events page to see the full programme. We have a global calendar of educational projects hosted by Magnum photographers, and traveling exhibitions, which open internationally throughout the year.

Magnum Shop: Purchase works and books by Magnum photographers, available exclusively through the Magnum Shop.

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A destination for our professional art and photography clients, on Magnum PRO you will find:

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