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Oct 17, 2017
by Thomas Dworzak
In 1947, Robert Capa and noted American author John Steinbeck produced an eyewitness account of their travels through the Soviet Union during the early years of the Cold War era. They set out with the intent to record the real attitudes and modes of existence of people living under Soviet rule. Magnum Photos commissioned photographer Thomas Dworzak, who has lived in both Russia and Georgia for many... More...
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Oct 16, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Spread across four countries, an estimated 30 million Kurds make-up the 4th largest ethnic group in the Middle East, and the only one without a permanent nation state. Indigenous to the highlands and plains where the borders of Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey touch, the Kurds are united by a common language and culture. They have been fighting for the creation of their own state since the beginning of... More...
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Oct 2, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Hugh Hefner, the notorious founder of the Playboy Empire, died on September 27, 2017. He was 91. He was synonymous with the magazine he launched in 1953 and turned into a multimillion dollar empire. Playboy Magazine, which he started at the age of 27, just months after moving out of his parents home, was an instant success, reaching a million subscribers by 1960. Outfitted in burgundy silk pajamas,... More...
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Oct 2, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Robert Delpire, legendary French producer and photo editor, passed away on September 26, 2017.
In the early 1950s he founded Editions Delpire, where he published some of the most celebrated photobooks in the history of the genre, including Les Américains, by Robert Frank and Les Gitans, by Josef Koudelka. He published many books by Magnum photographers, from Henri Cartier-Bresson and Josef Koudelka... More...
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Sep 21, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Each year world leaders and representatives converge at the United Nation Headquarters for four months of intense sessions. From September to December the Assembly meets with goals of using open communication to resolve political and humanitarian concerns. The General Assembly has been the setting of many memorable speeches by world leaders.
UN Headquarters is situated on international territory on... More...
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Sep 14, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Magnum Photos have documented the plight of the Rohingya for over 25 years from the military government to today's democracy with alarming similarities of persecution between the two.

Fleeing an eruption of violence that began on August 25, more than 90,000 Rohingya have escaped across the border of Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh. Myanmar officials say that the conflict began when a group from... More...
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Sep 8, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Pierre Bergé, the businessman and longtime companion of Yves Saint Laurent, passed away on September 8, 2017. He is best known as both the business and romantic partner of YSL. He met the couturier in 1958 when he was working for Dior, and together the two launched the Yves Saint Laurent Couture House in 1961. A formidable duo, they made the fashion house an immediate success, with YSL reimagining... More...
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