Magnum Photos 66th Annual General Meeting
May 22, 2013
by London Office
The Magnum AGM, which takes place every year in late June, is an extraordinary event bringing together every living Magnum member, photographer Estates and the agency’s international staff to discuss company business and vote on potential new members.
As the only formal occasion that gets all Magnum members under one roof, the AGM is a momentous event for the photographic world. A program of accompanying events and activities will provide fans of photography with access to Magnum’s internationally renowned photographers.
2013 marks Magnum’s 66th year, and we are delighted to announce that this year’s AGM will be held in London, in collaboration with two exciting partners, IdeasTap; the young people’s creative network and yoox.com, the world’s leading virtual store for multi-brand fashion, design and art.
IdeasTap has been Magnum’s educational partner since 2010, creating some fantastic opportunities for emerging photographers including our unique Photographic Award and career development seminars, Professional Practice. Magnum Photos has granted exclusive AGM access to IdeasTap and their members, who will enjoy a unique programme of photography-related activities and events including portfolio reviews, paid assisting roles, interview opportunities and access to a special photographic symposium. Visit our special Magnum AGM page on IdeasTap’s website for full details:
Magnum Photos & yoox.com will launch a unique collection of limited edition, unsigned & authenticated 10x8” prints featuring a range of classic and contemporary photographs from the Magnum archive. Retailing at 500 Euros, each image will be in an edition of 150, available exclusively on yoox.com. The presentation of the Magnum Archive Prints marks the latest development in the relationship between Magnum Photos and yoox.com, begun in October 2012 with the launch of Magnum Photos’ official online Pop up Store within the new Art area on yoox.com. Art lovers around the world can browse and shop from a selection of Magnum Photos prints and proof sheets, alongside a curated selection of original works, prints, artists’ objects and book
In addition to the framed prints, five selected Magnum photographers will take over yoox.com’s Instagram feed during the AGM, uploading photos of their experience of London over the three-day period. Followers will have the opportunity to see London through the eyes of celebrated photographers including; Jonas Bendiksen, Christopher Anderson & Chris Steele-Perkins whilst being able to leave comments and interact directly. This will demonstrate the photographers’ ability to create stunning work using contemporary, social platforms
Magnum Photos will also be hosting a unique book making event aimed at collectors and enthusiasts. This special AGM event, led by Magnum's David Alan Harvey and Mark Power, will celebrate the creative process of book making. Participants will create bespoke collectors editions with their lead photographer's images, assisted by renowned designer Stuart Smith and GOST books: