Prior to digitisation, print distributions, or ‘distros’, were the means by which stories from the world’s photographers would land on the desks of photo editors. These distros were the working tools of photo editors, used for previewing, copywriting and layout before publication. As an agency Magnum has - since it’s founding in 1947 - produced hundreds of these press sets each year.
Harking back to the days of analogue, our contemporary version of the distro makes the work of Magnum photographers available to purchase as an unsigned set of eight 8x10” digital C-type prints. Each distro bears the Magnum Collection stamp and the photographer’s copyright stamp, and is accompanied by a printed page detailing the story and individual captions, each numbered as part of a limited edition of 100.