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 invite of 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: 3 Sketchbooks
Magnum Photos is a universally recognized brand with an influential global presence, and its photographers are known for their vision, brilliance, and originality.
This beautiful set of sketchbooks offers ample space to keep notes, reflections, jottings, or lists. It’s the perfect gift for photographers and photography enthusiasts alike.
Magnum Photos: Street Photography Notecards
Each of the sixteen notecards in this collection features a unique, iconic street scene from a Magnum photographer.
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: New York Postcards
Thirty-six postcards featuring iconic images of the Big Apple from the world’s most famous photographic agency.