Tag: Magnum

Looking backstage: the ways how Magnum photographers work

Magnum photographers definitely count among the biggest, most popular and most influential photographers of our time. Their names have gained cult status and everybody has heard of them. Elliott Erwitt. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Robert Capa. Steve McCurry. And many other famous names from the past 70 years. Thanks to a friend I came across a book ...

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Lensculture & Magnum Photo Award 2017

MAGNUM, a name everybody who even knows a bit about photography is familiar with. For decades Magnum has ranged among the most important and most influential photo agencies worldwide. Many of the most popular photographers are among the series of Magnum photographers and working under a contract for Magnum Photos surely is a great honor. ...

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Inge Morath

“Photography is a strange phenomenon. In spite of the use of that technical instrument, the camera, no two photographers, even if they were at the same place at the same time, come back with the same pictures. The personal vision is usually there from the beginning; result of a special chemistry of background and feelings, ...

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Magnum

I think it’s time again to present one or, to be exact, four of the most important photographers in history and the great photo agency they founded. I’m talking about Magnum Photos, of course. On 27 April 1947 this agency was founded by the four popular photographers Robert Capa (from Hungary), Henri Cartier-Bresson (from France), ...

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Elliott Erwitt

Nobody spending even a little time on photography can get away without having heard of Elliott Erwitt. His pictures are known worldwide, they make you smile and reflect about life, you can even buy them printed on postcards in stores around the world.His sense of humor is famous and for the way he makes people rediscover ...

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Video-Tip: René Burri tells the story underlying his most noted photos

I always imagined the person of René Burri to be like a musician who eschews spotlight and whose songs are practically known by everyone, only that no one can exactly tell the name of the artist when prompted to do so. He is without a doubt one of the best Magnum-photographers, but never really gained ...