The World as seen by Magnum Photographers
Magnum’s archives are a repository of the masterpieces of photography for the past half-century. From the grandly historic to the poignantly human, from battlefield violence to the gentle pleasures of peace, “In Our Time” captures the past fifty years of the world in over three hundred memorable photographs.
As the distinguished historian William Manchester explains in his provocative text that accompanies the images, the book is a distinctive blend of reporting and art that inevitably engages the heart and mind of the viewer. Each picture is a comment upon our experience of the twentieth century. Not since the landmark photographic exhibition “The Family of Man” have so many brilliant photographs documented such a range of human experience and so subtle a marriage of technical proficiency and moral commitment.