Magnum Retold

Magnum Photographers

On the occasion of Magnum’s 70th anniversary, the agency created Retold, a project that celebrates the powerful legacy of documentary storytelling throughout its history and up to the present day. Retold is a series that reflects both the importance and beauty of stories shot by Magnum’s earliest photographers and their ongoing resonance not only for Magnum photographers but for all of us in today’s fast-changing world.

Asked to consider an archival story that had influenced, or inspired their practice, the contemporary cadre of Magnum photographers each chose a story that meant something to them personally or on a topical subject that they wished to re-visit. Each photographer embarked on their reshoot using the original story as a starting point for their inspiration to create a new story, bringing to it their own vision and style.