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Magnum on the set
January 17, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
The photographers associated with Magnum have worked with movie-makers since its creation in 1947.
Robert Capa, one of the founders of what has become the world’s most prestigious picture agency has many friends in the film business – including Ingrid Bergman, Billy Wilder and particularly John Huston – which gave him, and through him other Magnum photographers, access to the charmed world of Hollywood.
This connection to the film world has continued to the present day and widened to include movie makers and film stars all over the world.
The resulting on-set photographs gathered together in this exhibition include intimate portraits of stars and film directors of twelve selected movies: Limelight, The Seven Year Itch, Rebel without a Cause, Moby Dick, Suddenly Last Summer, The Alamo, The Misfits, Le Process, Planet of the Apes, Zabriskie Point, L’Importance c’est d’aimer and Death of a Salesman. The exhibition with its great variety of photographers, movies and ovie-stars is a real enchantment for all those who love photography and the moving image.