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Bruno Barbey
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 25, 2019
This year at the photography fair, Magnum presents new and exclusive work alongside vintage pieces.

At Photo London 2019, Magnum is presenting work by Mark Power, Rene Burri, Martin Parr, Antoine d’Agata, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Jim Goldberg, Paolo Pellegrin alongside vintage works by Sergio Larrain, Ernest Cole, Herbert List, Harry Gruyaert and Susan Meiselas.

Jim Goldberg’s unique collage of his... More...
Apr 24, 2019
Active for the past 40 years, Kiki Smith is an icon of figurative art. Still restless, she continues to create work with an unpretentious, multidisciplinary approach.
Jim Goldberg photographed Smith in advance of her March 2019 exhibition at Pace Gallery, New York. More...
Apr 24, 2019
Work from a collaboration between Magnum Photos and Maison des Journalistes goes on show in Paris

Magnum Photos has partnered with the Maison des Journalistes (MDJ) ahead of World Press Freedom Day 2019 for a publication and exhibition entitled “From Here”. The project combines the personal experiences of exiled journalists and Magnum Photographers around the notions of exile, repression and resilience.... More...
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Apr 17, 2019
A major fire has engulfed one of the world's most famous landmarks - the medieval Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris.
The building’s spire and roof have collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved. Officials say that the fire could be linked to the renovation work.
The Notre-Dame, a national symbol visited by almost 13 million visitors each year, has stood tall since... More...
Apr 17, 2019
A girl’s quinceañera (fifteenth birthday) is a Latino coming-of-age tradition marking transition into womanhood. It is a gender specific rite of passage, traditionally showcasing a girl’s purity and readiness for marriage. Families go to great expense, often celebrating with a lavish party. The girl dresses as a princess, living out a fantasy and perceived idea of femininity. In Cuba, the tradition... More...