Magnum archive prints exclusively for yoox.com
Photography in the digital age: For the first time, Magnum opens its exclusive archive presenting a series of limited edition prints in an unprecedented format
From June 27th to 30th see London through the eyes of five select Magnum photographers who will take over yoox.com’s Instagram feed. Interact directly with the photographers as they demonstrate their ability to create stunning work using contemporary, social platforms.
Werner Bischof (1916 –1954) was born in Switzerland and his moving and poetic work received international recognition after the publication of his 1945 reportage on the devastation caused by the Second World War. He was then sent to report on famine in India by Life magazine (1951), and he went on to work in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Indochina. The images from these reportages were used in major picture magazines throughout the world.
David Hurn famously photographs ‘things as-they-are’. Born in 1934 in the UK, he gained his reputation with his reportage of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, but eventually turned away from coverage of current affairs, preferring to take a more personal approach to photography. He has a longstanding international reputation as one of Britain's leading reportage photographers.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Leonard Freed first wanted to become a painter. However, he began taking photographs while in the Netherlands in 1953, and discovered that this was where his passion lay. Working as a freelance photographer from 1961 onwards, Freed began to travel widely, exploring societal violence and racial discrimination. Leonard Freed died in Garrison, New York, on 30 November 2006.
Born in Cheshire, George Rodger worked for years as a photographer for the BBC's The Listener magazine as war correspondent. Traumatized by the experience of looking for 'nice compositions' in front of the dead, Rodger embarked on a 28,000-mile journey all over Africa and the Middle East, during which his photography focused on animal life and ways of life that exist in a close relationship with nature. Enormously successful during his lifetime, George Rodger died in Kent in 1995.
Thomas Hoepker, born in 1936, specialises in reportage and stylish colour features, famously saying, “I am not an artist. I am an image maker”. His photographs of the boxing champion Muhammad Ali are typically iconic. Today Hoepker lives in New York. A retrospective exhibition, showing 230 images from fifty years of work, toured Germany and other parts of Europe in 2007.
DAVID ALAN HARVEY
Born in San Francisco, David Alan discovered photography at the age of 11 and worked for the National Geographic Magazine for over 40 years, covering stories including the Berlin Wall, Vietnam, Native Americans, Mexico and Naples, and a recent feature on Nairobi. His work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Nikon Gallery.
Jonas Bendiksen focuses on the forgotten stories behind the big headlines of world events. Born in 1977, he spent several years in Russia photographing stories from the fringes of the former Soviet Union, later published as the book Satellites (2006). His editorial clients include National Geographic, Geo, Newsweek, the Independent on Sunday Review, the Sunday Times Magazine, the Telegraph Magazine, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
David Szymin was born in 1911 in Warsaw. From 1936 to 1938 Chim photographed the Spanish Civil War, and later on was commissioned by UNICEF to photograph Europe's children in need. He went on to photograph major stories across Europe, Hollywood stars on European locations, and the emergence of the State of Israel. In 1956 he was killed by Egyptian machine-gun fire while traveling near the Suez Canal to cover a prisoner exchange.
Stuart Franklin (born London, 16 July 1956) is a photographer and former President of Magnum Photos (2006–2009). He worked on about twenty stories for National Geographic between 1991 and 2009, subjects including Inca conqueror Francisco Pizarro and the hydro-struggle in Quebec and places such as Buenos Aires and Malaysia. During 2009 Franklin also curated an exhibition on Gaza - "Point of No Return" for the Noorderlicht Photo Festival.
Constantine Manos was born in 1934 in South Carolina to Greek immigrant parents. His photographic career began when he was thirteen, in the school camera club, and within a few years he was a professional photographer. In 1961 he published his book Portrait of a Symphony, on the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Manos's work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
Born in August 1948 in France, Gaumy worked as editor and freelance photographer in a local daily newspaper to pay for his studies. In 1975 he undertook two long works on subjects never before broached in France: L’Hopital, on hospitals and Les Incarcérés, on French prisons. In 2008, after his film aboard a nuclear submarine, he started photographic reconnaissance work that has already taken him from the arctic seas to the contaminated lands of Chernobyl and Fukushima. He has been living Normandy since 1995.
Renowned for her photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Eve Arnold (1912-2012) is one of the world’s most celebrated female photographers. Born in Philadelphia to Russian immigrant parents, she studied photography with Alexei Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research in New York. She has had twelve books published, including most recently Eve's Arnold's People, Thames & Hudson, UK (2009) and Marilyn Monroe by Eve Arnold, Washington Green/Halcyon, UK; Harry A. Abrams, USA (2005).
Ferdinando Scianna started taking photographs in the 1960s while studying literature, philosophy and art history at the University of Palermo. He began to photograph the Sicilian people and collaborating with famous writers such as Leonardo Sciascia. In 2002 he completed Quelli di Bagheria, a book in which he tries to reconstruct the atmosphere of his youth through writings and photographs of his home town and the people who live there.
Initially considered one of the most enterprising and successful young British news photographers Marlow's aesthetic shifted during the years. The ‘color of incidental things’ became central to his pictures in the same way that the shape and mark of things had been central to his black-and-white work. Marlow works between Japan, the USA and Europe, especially the UK.
Christopher Anderson was born in Canada in 1970 and grew up in Texas. He first gained recognition for his pictures in 1999 when he boarded a handmade, wooden boat with Haitian refugees trying to sail to America. The boat, named ‘the Believe In God’, sank in the Caribbean. In 2000 the images from that journey would mark the emergence of an emotionally charged style that has come to characterize his work since.
Ian Berry was born in Lancashire, England. He made his reputation in South Africa, where he worked for the Daily Mail and later for Drum Magazine. Assignments have taken him around the world: he has documented Russia's invasion of Czechoslovakia; conflicts in Israel, Ireland, Vietnam and the Congo; famine in Ethiopia; apartheid in South Africa. During the last year, projects have included child slavery in Ghana and the Spanish fishing industry. Ian Berry works out of London.
Dennis Stock (1928-2010) evokes the spirit of America through his iconic portraits of Hollywood stars, most notably James Dean and Audrey Hepburn. From 1957 to 1960 Stock photographed some of the world’s most celebrated jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington for his book ‘Jazz Street’. Stock generated a book or an exhibition almost every year since the 1950s and his photographs have been acquired by most major museum collections.
Born in 1930, Bob Henriques is a photojournalist known for his candid portraits of notable people, including Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro and Robert F. Kennedy. He was very active during the 1950s and 1960s, and his work has been included in exhibitions at Kunsthaus in Hamburg as well as Staley + Wise Gallery in New York City and in the Print Room at Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco worked as a photographer with the United States Army Signal Corps in Korea from 1951 to 1953, and then produced important reportages on social issues in the US, including the plight of destitute miners in Kentucky; Latino ghetto life in New York City; cultural experimentation in California; African-American life in the Mississippi delta, etc. His photography has been published widely in major US magazines including Time, Life, Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine as well as in other publications worldwide.
Burt Glinn made his mark with spectacular colour series on the South Seas, Japan, Russia, Mexico and California. Versatile and technically brilliant, Glinn is one of Magnum's great corporate and advertising photographers. He has received numerous awards for his editorial and commercial photography, and served as president of the American Society of Media Photographers. He was president of Magnum between 1972 and 1975, and was re-elected to the post in 1987.
GUY LE QUERREC
Born in 1941 in Paris, Guy Le Querrec shot his first pictures of jazz musicians in London, making his professional debut in 1967. Le Querrec has undertaken numerous reportages on the Concert Mayol in Paris, subjects in China and Africa and North American Indians. He punctuates his work with breaks devoted to jazz (festivals, clubs and tours), and has traveled through twenty-five African countries with the Romano-Sclavis-Texier trio.
Bruno Barbey is a Frenchman born in Morocco in 1941 and is known for his free and harmonious use of colour. He has said “Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world”. Although he rejects the label of 'war photographer', he has covered civil wars in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait. His work has appeared in most of the world's major magazines.