Posts Tagged ‘Magnum Photos’

Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Philosophers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 17

Magnum Group Photo, © Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been exhibited at [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN #6: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean Gaumy / Magnum Photos

Jean Gaumy’s initial project sought to photograph a Kyrgyz community living in the very high mountains of Tajikistan. However when he arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he found the border was closed due to the recent assassination of a Tajik politician. After a waiting period at the border, it became clear that he [...]

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René Burri: Leica Hall of Fame Award Winner 2013

© René Burri

On June 26, 2013, Dr. Andreas Kaufmann presented the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2013 to Swiss photographer René Burri in Zurich. In recognition for his work, Burri received a Leica M Monochrom. The body of the camera is engraved with the name of the award and the signature of the award winner. The prize [...]

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Dominic Nahr: Recording History for Posterity

© Dominic Nahr

Dominic Nahr was born in Switzerland in 1983, raised in Hong Kong and has been based out of Nairobi, Kenya since 2009. He is currently a contract photographer for Time magazine and past editorial clients include The New Yorker, National Geographic Magazine and The Wall Street Journal among other notable publications. Nahr has been honored with several prestigious [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN #3: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean GAUMY / Magnum Photos

Jean Gaumy’s initial project sought to photograph a Kyrgyz community living in the very high mountains of Tajikistan. However when he arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he found the border was closed due to the recent assassination of a Tajik politician. After a waiting period at the border, it became clear that he [...]

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Elliott Erwitt: My Photographic Home

© Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt is one of the most prestigious photographers in the world. His unique collection “Personal Best for Leica by Elliott Erwitt” contains 50 iconic images that have stirred many people. Photographs of Marilyn Monroe or Che Guevara, as well as pictures that show charming humor can be seen in all Leica Galleries worldwide. The [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN #2: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean GAUMY / Magnum Photos

Jean Gaumy’s initial project sought to photograph a Kyrgyz community living in the very high mountains of Tajikistan. However when he arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he found the border was closed due to the recent assassination of a Tajik politician. After a waiting period at the border, it became clear that he [...]

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Alessandra Sanguinetti: Postcards from America, Magnum Miami

© Alessandra Sanguinetti

The purpose of Magnum Miami is to take a close examination of the citizens of Florida around the time of the U.S. presidential election. It is part of  the Postcards from America project where Magnum photographers come together to work collaboratively and take a look at social issues. So far we have featured installments from Mikhael Subotzky, [...]

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Jim Goldberg: Postcards from America, Magnum Miami

© Jim Goldberg

Magnum Miami’s purpose is to examine the citizens of Florida around the time of the U.S. presidential election. It is part of  the Postcards from America  project where Magnum photographers have come together to work collaboratively. Previously, we’ve featured Mikhael Subotzky and Bruce Gilden’s reportage. In this next installment, Jim Goldberg discusses his participation in the project. [...]

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Bruce Gilden: Postcards from America, Magnum Miami

Sherry, © Bruce Gilden

The Postcards from America project brings Magnum photographers together to work collaboratively documenting issues and people across the United States. Most recently, the project focused on the United States’ presidential election with a temporary ‘bureau’ set up in Miami, FL. The purpose was to look at the election through the perspective of people who would [...]

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Mikhael Subotzky: Reporting From Magnum Miami

© Mikhael Subotzky, Zino, outside the kitchen of the S&S diner, Miami, Florida. October 2012

Mikhael Subotzky had planned to photograph the folks eating at the S&S diner in Miami, imagining that he would find a cross section of Americans and document their conversations and thoughts on the elections. As it happened, he hardly made it inside the diner. The people in the yard round the back, in the alleyway to the [...]

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Magnum Photos: Postcards from America

© Alec Soth. USA. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2011. Postcards I: Southwest

Over the past 18 months, a loose group of Magnum photographers has periodically gathered in locations across America to experiment with the notion of working collaboratively. Photography is often seen as a solitary pursuit, but the aim of the Postcards from America project is for the photographers to try to play like a band, in search of [...]

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The Leica M and Jean Gaumy, Magnum Photographer

© Jean Gaumy

“Because it’s a type of photography with The Leica M which is very different from the reflex viewfinder. And which lets you create photos very differently and intelligently.” Jean Gaumy is an award-winning French photographer and filmmaker. He joined Magnum Photos in 1977 after first being noticed by Marc Riboud and Bruno Barbey at a photography [...]

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Bruce Davidson: Thoughts On A Lifetime With Leica

© Bruce Davidson

Renowned photojournalist and Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson has been acclaimed for over half a century for his searing images of street gangs, circus performers and the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, all captured with a remarkable directness, truth and power that transcends the concept of style. A friend of the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson and [...]

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Jonas Bendiksen: Going to Extremes to Capture The Passion

Chamonix Free Ride Skiing © Jonas Bendiksen

Jonas Bendiksen, a Norwegian born in 1977, began his career at the age of nineteen as an intern in Magnum’s London office before leaving for Russia to pursue his passion for photojournalism. Over the years much of his work has focused on isolated communities living on the fringes of society. He has received worldwide recognition [...]

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