Magnum Photos announces a series of three NFT collections this year as part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations.
The first collection, Magnum 75, will be revealed on Foundation on June 28, coinciding with the agency’s 75th celebrations and its Annual General Meeting in New York. Six drops will then take place over two weeks, from June 28 to July 12. Each drop will include a selection of images from Magnum’s archive, covering its history from the 1940s until today.
The first collection of 76 images has been curated by Alejandro Cartagena, photographer and co-founder of Obscura.
Cartagena says: "To look into Magnum’s vast archive is to look into the evolving history of photography as a language. For this selection, which marks the first steps of the agency into yet another horizon for photography with the emergence of blockchain technology, I decided to focus on the ingredients that make certain images stand out from the rest – the elements that all photographers should be aiming for. These 75 images celebrate not only the endurance of Magnum Photos but the quality that has made this longevity possible."
Magnum 75 #1 by Werner Bischof. Athens, Greece. 1946
GREECE. Athens. 1946.
Magnum 75 #2 by Nikos Economopoulos. Trinidad, Cuba. 2015
Trinidad, Cuba. 2015
Magnum 75 #3 by Chien-Chi Chang. Madison, USA. 1989
USA. Madison, Wisconsin. 1989. College student.
Magnum 75 #4 by Carolyn Drake. Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. 2008
China. Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Urumqi. 2008. International bazaar in Urumqi in the aftermath of the Urumqi riots. A military tank patrols the entrance to the bazaar.
Magnum 75 #5 by Jean Gaumy. Le Havre, France. 1993
FRANCE. Le Havre. Seine Maritime. Tidal waves break over the waterfront during a November storm. 1993.
Magnum 75 #6 by William Keo. Paris, France. 2020
FRANCE. Paris. 06 June 2020. Demonstrators raise their fists in protest against police violence.
Magnum #7 75 by Zied Ben Romdhane. Gafsa, Tunisia. 2015
Tunisia. Gafsa. Al-Mitlawi. 2015. A cloud on the top of a hill near the phosphate field.
Magnum 75 #8 by Rafal Milach. Krasnoyarsk, Russia. 2008
Krasnoyarsk, Russia. 2008
“The thing I like most about Russia is myself” - says Stas. He lives in the suburban district of Krasnoyarsk, a city in eastern Siberia. He was born in the USSR, and came out of age not long before Vladimir Putin came into power. From the series 7 Rooms.
Magnum 75 #9 by Ernest Cole. South Africa. 1960
SOUTH AFRICA. 1960s. Piet falls asleep with Bible on his face, Africans say: "When the Europeans came, they had the Bible. Now we have the Bible, and they have our land."
Magnum 75 #10 by Cristina de Middel. Ouidah, Benin. 2016
BENIN. Ouidah. January, 2016.
Magnum 75 #11 by Bruno Barbey. Paris, France. 1966
FRANCE. Paris. Dane actress Anna KARINA. 1966.
Magnum 75 #12 by Khalik Allah. New Jersey, USA. 2021
USA. New Jersey. 2021. Nas on the set of "Rare" music video.
Magnum 75 #13 by Christopher Anderson. Tulum, Mexico. 2016
MEXICO. Tulum. 2016. Family holiday in Mexico. (Shot with iPhone.)
Magnum 75 #14 by David Hurn. London, GB. 1957
UK. London. Fifties cultural meeting place. The Partisan Coffee-Bar in Soho London. Meeting place of the left wing activists of the period. People in the street outside gaze through the large plate glass window at friends inside. 1957
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Magnum 75 by #15 David Seymour. Vienna, Austria. 1949
AUSTRIA. Vienna. 1949.
Magnum 75 #16 by Dennis Stock. USA. 1961
The American comedienne Carol BURNETT
Magnum 75 #17 by Gregory Halpern. New York, USA. 2020
USA. NY. December 2020. Men outside the NY Public Library.
Magnum 75 #18 by Enri Canaj. Korce, Albania. 2015
ALBANIA. Korce. February 2015.
Magnum 75 #19 by Lindokuhle Sobekwa. Johannesburg, South Africa. 2020
SOUTH AFRICA. Johannesburg. April 20, 2020. Rainy day. Townships is always buzzing and hardly quiet, even when faced with Covid19. I managed to get the quietness of the township when we had rain over the weekend or when we had cops and solders who where patrolling. What was also interesting was to see the places that are mostly occupied by humans but this time it was only animals that were visible in these spaces. I also visited a grave yard where my father was laid to rest, it was quiet and peaceful there.
Magnum 75 #20 by Mikhael Subotzky. Western Cape, South Africa. 2005
South Africa. Western Cape. 2005. Doctor, Vaalkoppies, Beaufort West Rubbish Dump, Beaufort West.
Magnum 75 #21 by Alex Majoli. Moscow, Russia. 2019
Moscow, Russia. 2019. Guards inside the Kremlin.
Magnum 75 #22 by Paolo Pellegrin. Kabul, Afghanistan. 2006
AFGHANISTAN. June 2006. Playing football in an empty swimming pool on a hill sorrounding Kabul.
Magnum 75 #23 by Patrick Zachmann. China. 1995
CHINA. 1995. The making of the film TEMPTRESS MOON directed by Chen KAIGE, the Chief Operator is Christopher Doyle, the cast are Gong LI, Leslie CHEUNG, and Kevin Lin.
Su Zhou scenes during the production of the film, the actress Gong Li and her partners Leslie Cheung (on left), and Kevin Lin on right.
Magnum 75 #24 by Rene Burri. Altiplano, South America. 1958
SOUTH AMERCIA. 1958. Altiplano.
Magnum 75 #25 by Stuart Franklin. Manchester, GB. 1986
GB. ENGLAND. Manchester. Moss Side Estate. 1986.
Magnum 75 #26 by Alec Soth. Pittsford, New York, USA. 2012
USA. Pittsford, NY. 2012. Dale. Clover Lanes.
Magnum 75 #27 by Alessandra Sanguinetti. Abu Dis, Israel. 2004
ISRAEL. Abu Dis. 2004. Separation wall.
Magnum 75 by #28 Antoine d'Agata. France. 2020
FRANCE. 2020. Intensive care unit at Hospitals during Covid-19 Outbreak.
Magnum 75 #29 by Ara Guler. Istanbul, Turkey. 1999
TURKEY. Istanbul. 1999.
Magnum 75 by #30 Bruce Davidson. New York, USA. 1960
USA. New York City. 1960. Central Park.
Magnum 75 by #31 Burt Glinn. West Berlin, Germany. 1958
GERMANY. 1958. Willy BRANDT, Mayor of West Berlin. In 1958 much of West Berlin was still in ruins.
Magnum 75 #32 by Chris Steele-Perkins. London, GB. 2020
GB. East Dulwich, London. April 11, 2020. Self portrait. In and around Dulwich Park during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Magnum 75 #33 by Jerome Sessini. Mariupol, Ukraine. 2014
UKRAINE. Mariupol. May 10, 2014.
A man smoke a cigarette in front of the police station. People from Mariupol gather near the police station to look at the damages and mourn the victims of the attack launched by Ukrainian forces. The day before, after the May 9th commemoration, Ukrainian security forces opened fire including with tanks on disarmed pro-Russian citizen. About 10 people were shot dead and several wounded.
Magnum 75 #34 by Emin Özmen. Edirne, Turkey. 2019
TURKEY. Edirne, 2019. Wrestlers compete during a match at Kirkpinar Turkish oil-wrestling tournament.
Wrestlers who have been named "pehlivan" for 658 years come into the arena to compete in Kirkpinar at Edirne, a city at the Turkish-Greek border - once the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The festival attracts audience from a wide range of cultures and age. It is known to be the oldest sport festival in the world.
Magnum 75 #35 by Jonas Bendiksen. KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 2014
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 2014
Magnum 75 #36 by Marilyn Silverstone. Udaipur, India. 1962
INDIA. Udaipur. Jacqueline KENNEDY's visit.
Magnum 75 #37 by Martin Parr. Nice, France. 1995
FRANCE. Nice. 1995.
Magnum 75 #38 by Raymond Depardon. Arizona, USA. 1982
USA. Arizona. 1982.
Magnum 75 #39 by Ian Berry. Ras al-Jinz, Oman. 2004
OMAN. Near Ras al-Jinz. Sand devils whirl across the new road in a sandstorm. 2004.
Magnum 75 #40 by Inge Morath. New York, USA. 2001
USA. New York. Shooting of Personal Velocity, Rebecca MILLER movie. Actress Kyra SEDGEWICK playing the character "Delia." Actor Leo FITZPATRICK in background.
Magnum 75 #41 by Leonard Freed. Washington, D.C., USA. 1963
USA. Washington, D.C. August 28, 1963. The March on Washington.
Magnum 75 #42 by Lua Ribeira. Galicia, Spain. 2018
Magnum 75 #43 by Mark Power. Pulpit Rock, Norwary. 1995
NORWAY. Prekestolen. Pulpit Rock. Popular tourist spot overlooking fjord. 2.8.95
Magnum 75 #44 by Moises Saman. Tripoli, Libya. 2011
Tripoli, Libya. 2011. A girl stands next to shrapnel marks on the wall of a house on the eastern outskirts of Tripoli that government officials said was targeted by western air strikes, injuring one woman. Government minders took foreign journalists to this house to show evidence of western air strikes targeting civilian areas. The claim was impossible to verify.
Magnum 75 #45 by Newsha Tavakolian. Tabriz, Iran. 2016
IRAN. 2016. A group of retirees from the city of Tabriz wades in Lake Urmia’s salty water. As the lake dries, vacationers find fewer places to congregate.
Auction opens on 06 July.
Magnum 75 #46 by Olivia Arthur. Osijek, Croatia. 2014
CROATIA. Osijek. 2014. Boriyana early morning at Lucija's house.
Magnum 75 #47 by Peter van Agtmael. Nabi Saleh, West Bank. 2013
WEST BANK. Nabi Saleh. 2013. Palestinian protestors run from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers at a weekly protest against the Israeli occupation.
Magnum 75 #48 by Philip Jones Griffiths. London, GB. 1962
GB. England. London. 1962. Anti-H bomb protest. To illustrate the fatalities from a nuclear attack a group of people adopted positions of death along the Thames Embankment early one Sunday morning. A bemused soldier paused to observe the event.
Magnum 75 #49 by Philippe Halsman. USA. 1968
USA. 1968. The American painter and filmmaker Andy Warhol.
Magnum 75 #50 by Jacob Aue Sobol. Bangkok, Thailand, 2008.
THAILAND. Bangkok. 2008
Magnum 75 #51 by Steve McCurry. Pakistan Border, Afghanistan. 1981
AFGHANISTAN. Afghan/ Pakistan Border. 1981. Camel Caravan.
Magnum 75 #52 by Alex Webb. Havana, Cuba. 2000
Havana. Cuba. 2000. Near the Malecon. Children playing.
Magnum 75 #53 by Bieke Depoorter. Paris, France. 2017
Paris, France. 2017. Agata.
Magnum 75 #54 by Elliott Landy. New York, USA. 1968
USA. Woodstock, NY. 1968. Bob Dylan in his living room, Byrdcliffe home.
Magnum 75 #55 by Sabiha Çimen. Istanbul, Turkey. 2018
TURKEY. Istanbul. July 15, 2018. Nehir (18) embraces her soulmate at a picnic.
Magnum 75 #56 by Erich Hartmann. Dublin, Ireland. 1964
IRELAND. Dublin. 1964. Medical students at Rotunda Hospital.
Magnum 75 #57 by Larry Towell. Durango, Mexico. 1996
MEXICO. 1996. Durango Colony. Durango. Mennonites.
Magnum 75 #58 by Myriam Boulos. Beirut, Lebanon. 2019
LEBANON. Beirut. 30 December 2019.
Magnum 75 #59 by Nanna Heitmann. Tuva, Russia. 2018
RUS. Russia. Tuva. 2018.
Traditional horse race in Tuva
Magnum 75 #60 by Peter Marlow. London, GB. 1979
G.B. ENGLAND. London. 'The Winter of Discontent'. After two weeks of the dustmen being on strike, rubbish piles up in the streets of London. Rubbish builds up in Leicester Square which has effectively become a refuse dump. 1979
Magnum 75 #61 by Susan Meiselas. Havana, Cuba. 1977
CUBA. Havana. 1977.
Magnum 75 #62 by Thomas Dworzak. Odessa, Ukraine. 2015
UKRAINE, Odessa. 2015/07. Exhibition of political carricatures.
Magnum 75 #63 by Yael Martínez. Guerrero, Mexico. 2017
MEXICO. Metlatonoc, Guerrero. 2017. In contemporary Indigenous religion the presence of the ancient gods is perceived. For the indigenous communities of Guerrero, the Holy Cross is invoked as our most holy mother, conceptions that have no relation to the Christian cross, to the dead, or to the crucifixion. It is a cross of water, that is why they dress it and decorate it blue, feed it to bring rain and protect crops. For the Nahua, Mixtec and Tlapaneco peoples, the cross is an agrarian cross, it is the representation of the tree of life, symbolizing the Nahuatl cosmogonic accounts that gave rise to the four deities, identified with four colors: red-Tezcatlipoca, blue -Tlaloc, white-Quetzalcoatl and black-Huitzilopochtli. The cross is the symbol of the four cardinal points and the four elements of life: Earth, air, fire and water.(oferring to the cross).
Auction opens on 08 July.
Magnum 75 #64 by Thomas Hoepker. Reno, USA. 1962
USA. Reno, Nevada. 1963. A clown at a lunch counter in a diner.
Magnum 75 #65 by Abbas. City of Mopti, Mali. 1996
MALI. City of Mopti. 1996.
Magnum 75 #66 by Carl De Keyzer. Belgium. 1977
BELGIUM. Girlfriend Karline in Volkswagen. Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Work first year. Experiments and improvisations. 1977.
Magnum 75 #67 by Lorenzo Meloni. Paris, France. 2016
FRANCE. Paris. 1 May 2016. Hooded youths clashing with riot police during a May Day rally against planned labour reforms.
Magnum 75 #68 by Matt Black. California, USA. 2013
USA. Mendota, California. 2013. Guard dog.
Magnum 75 #69 by Micha Bar-Am. Israel. 1967
ISRAEL. April 11, 1967. Pilot Avi Lanir. Demonstrating an aerial battle with Syrian MiGs over the Sea of Galilee where six Syrian MiGs were shot down. Lanir's plane was shot down in 1973; he was captured and tortured to death in a Syrian prison.
Magnum 75 #70 by Trent Parke. Sydney, Australia. 2000
AUSTRALIA. Sydney. Balloons frame children Springing through the sky on an elastic fun ride in Darling harbour. Darling harbour is a popular tourist area of Sydney. 2000.
Magnum 75 #71 by Nicolas Tikhomiroff. France. 1961
Magnum 75 #72 by Hiroji Kubota. Hong Kong. 1996
HONG KONG. 1996. Stock exchange.
Magnum 75 #73 by Paul Fusco. California, USA. 1968
USA. 1968. The California Grape Strike.
Magnum 75 #74 by Richard Kalvar. Near Valenciennes, France. 1972
FRANCE. Nord. Douchy, near Valenciennes. Miner's family. Father, on crutches, listening to car engine. 1972
Magnum 75 #75 by Sohrab Hura. Barwani, India. 2013
India. Barwani. 2013. Ranjana after the sleep.
Magnum 75 #76 by Jim Goldberg. Nazca, Peru. 1980
Nazca, Peru. 1980