A yearbook of sorts, Magnum 2020 was born out of a year like no other; one which challenged the collective to find new ways of documenting experiences as countries locked down and people stayed home to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. It was also a year of reckoning for the agency, demanding reflection on the structures of power that have shaped the world for generations. Global protest against racism, the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, Ethiopia’s civil war and a divisive U.S. presidential election are just some of the stories that dominated the headlines and are featured here. In the foreword, Magnum President Olivia Arthur asks: “Was  the end of something? The start of something else? Or merely a blip in an increasingly chaotic and fast-changing world?”
In Our Time
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.
Erwitts popularity is at an all-time high and this is the first collection dedicated solely to his photos of children. For almost six decades, Elliott Erwitt has had a keen eye for the often-overlooked world of children. What has resulted is a wry, endearing, and often humorous vision that captures the joys and heartaches of childhood from the United States to Japan to Brazil. Here we see kids through the eyes and lens of a master photographer whose joy in the childhood experience has been consistent over time.
Magnum Photos: Field Notebook
Magnum Photos is a universally recognized brand with an influential global presence, and its photographers are known for their vision, brilliance, and originality.
The beautifully-designed photographer’s field notebook features ruled pages for logging assignments and projects, as well as blank boxes for note taking and sketching.
Magnum Photos: Paris Postcards
Thirty-six postcards featuring iconic images of the City of Light from the world’s most famous photographic agency.
Georgian Spring: A Magnum Journal
Georgian Spring is the travel journal of ten Magnum photographers who visited Georgia during spring 2009.
Situated on the eastern fringe of Europe, between Turkey and Russia, with a sophisticated culture that dates back to its settlement by the ancient Greeks, Georgia was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1922. Its independence was restored in 1991, but this was followed by civil war and economic breakdown. In the 21st century, despite ongoing tensions with Russia, Georgia has mounted a spirited comeback, transforming itself into a modern European state at a remarkable pace.
At the invitof Georgia’s Ministry of Culture, Magnum photographers Antoine d’Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Thomas Dworzak, Martine Franck, Alex Majoli, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power and Alec Soth set out to describe the country, each pursuing their own theme and working in their own way, chronicling their journey in words as well as pictures. A 20-page chapter is devoted to each photographer’s work. The book also features a foreword by Dworzak, Magnum’s Tbilisi-based photographer; a timeline of Georgia’s history; an essay by Wendell Steavenson – who vividly renews her acquaintance with the country that she came to know while living there during the 1990s; and a chapter featuring the best of Magnum’s archive of photographs of Georgia – including Robert Capa’s 1947 photo-essay, made while visiting the Soviet Union with John Steinbeck. The book opens and closes with a series of postcards showing some of the country’s iconic attractions, old and new, chosen with Georgia’s President Mikhiel Saakashvili and Minister of Culture, Nicholas Rurua.
Magnum Photos: 100 Postcards
This beautifully produced box of 100 individual postcards includes some of the most striking images from the Magnum archives. Each postcard features a different photograph, with a blank reverse side for penning a personal note. It’s the perfect gift for photographers and photography enthusiasts alike.
Magnum Photos: Travel Journal
This photographer-curated notebook acts as both travel journal and creative inspiration, and features quotes from Magnum photographers throughout.