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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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From the Archive
May 16, 2018
American journalist and author Tom Wolfe has died at the age of 87. Wolfe, an influential member of the New Journalism movement, became well known with the release of "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" in 1968. Two of his books were made into blockbuster movies: "The Right Stuff" and "The Bonfire of the Vanities."

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May 15, 2018
50 years ago Paris students took to the streets to protest against the conservative society and its moralising ideals. At the Centre for Fine Arts too, the concert hall was occupied for three months by young rebels, artists and thinkers.

The festival takes May ‘68 as the point of departure to zoom in on the turbulent sixties in which Russian tanks put an abrupt end to the Prague Spring, the Vietnam... More...
May 15, 2018
From 16th June to 11th November 2018 the Lu.C.C.A (Lucca Center of Contemporary Art) turns shines a spotlight on the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, created in America.

In America is curated by Maurizio Vanni, organized in collaboration with Magnum Photos and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, with the support of MVIVA.

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Featured Essays
May 14, 2018
On December 6 2017, President Donald Trump unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced his plan to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. May 14, 2018 marks the official relocation date of the embassy, which falls on 70th anniversary of the declaration of the State of Israel.

On this day in 1948, the British Mandate of Palestine ended and the Israeli state was... More...
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