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Bruno Barbey
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When I first visited Shanghai in 1973 , the city had only three French residents; a businessman who was honorary consul; a banker and a young teacher doing his cooperative service. It was the end of the Cultural Revolution and the resulting tragedies. My guide was a Red Guard. At that period China was close to foreigners. I was covering the official visit of president Georges Pompidou and was thu Read full story
Apr 22, 2018
Produce new work and refine your visual storytelling skills under the guidance of renowned Magnum photographer Thomas Dworzak.

Apply now for this five-day intensive workshop hosted by Magnum Tokyo that will push participants to examine their photographic practice through in-depth portfolio critiques and peer-to-peer discussions, and challenge them to create new work as part of a group practical assignment.

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May 25, 2018
“Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera around your neck at all times, keep your elbows in, be patient, optimistic and don’t forget to smile.” - Matt Stuart

Matt Stuart’s All That Life Can Afford features images taken in London between February 2002 & November 2015. As Goeff Dyer noted in his essay for the accompanying book, Stuart manages to stop time with his camera, walking London’s... More...
May 25, 2018
In 1968, Josef Koudelka was a 30-year-old acclaimed theatre photographer who had never made pictures of a news event. That all changed on the night of August 21, when Warsaw Pact tanks invaded the city of Prague, ending the short-lived political liberalization in Czechoslovakia that came to be known as Prague Spring. In the midst of the turmoil of the Soviet-led invasion, he took a series of photographs... More...
From the Archive
May 23, 2018
Pulitzer Prize winning American author Philip Roth has died at the age of 85. His career was marked by scandal, he was as controversial as he was admired. Portroy’s Complaint, wrote in 1969, catapulted him to notoriety, making him a celebrity in the US.

During his lifetime he entered the prestigious Library of America, the equivalent of the French Pléiade.

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May 22, 2018
On Saturday, 19th of May, Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, inside the walls of Windsor Castle. Magnum photographers Martin Parr, Stuart Franklin, Thomas Dworzak and Gueorgui Pinkhassov captured the day’s events, both official and community-led, around the country throughout the weekend.

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