Magnum Photos 2016 Annual General Meeting
The 69th Annual General Meeting took place in London at the photographic studios of our venue partner, JJ Locations, between 23-26th June 2016.
The meetings were led by Magnum’s president Martin Parr and Executive Director David Kogan and complemented by a program of public events including a book fair and quiz. The annual Magnum party, hosted by Protein Studios, was supported by The Macallan and Moët & Chandon, alongside an exhibition celebrating the life and work of Peter Marlow, who passed away in February.
During the four days the following membership motions were executed:
Bieke Depoorter was made a Magnum Member
Jérôme Sessini was made a Magnum Member
Diana Markosian was made a Magnum Nominee
Matt Stuart was made a Magnum Nominee
A note from President, Martin Parr:
“It’s been another hugely exciting year for Magnum. The refocus of the agency led by our Executive Director, David Kogan has manifested in both the launch of our new content-first website and over 20 self-commissioned stories. Another two full Members and two new Nominees mark our commitment to both supporting new talent and expanding the agency.”
A note from Executive Director, David Kogan:
“This year’s AGM marked a significant change for Magnum as we begin to plan our 70th anniversary in 2017. We enjoyed a record-breaking fifth Square print sale prior to the meeting and the soft launch of our new website both realizes our ambitions of becoming a self-publishing entity and proves our investment in Magnum's digital future. The renewed commitment from our photographer members and introduction of two Nominees supports our endeavours over the last year.”