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Feature - An Image That Changed Everything
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Leading up to Magnum Photos’ 68th Annual General Meeting, the cooperative’s members were asked to select An Image that Changed Everything. The idea was to give photographers an opportunity to reflect on their careers and identify a single picture that represents a turning point in their lives as image makers. Over fifty Magnum photographers have submitted their interpretation of the prompt in the form of a photograph and an accompanying story.

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Stuart Franklin 1989

"This is an image that changed everything because, for me, it...
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Jean Gaumy 1998

“I made this photograph in January of 1998 on a Spanish trawler...
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Paul Fusco 1968

“In 1968, I was assigned by Look magazine, where I was a staff...
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Constantine Manos 1952

“This photograph of children running through the woods is my...
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Martin Parr 1984

“In 1982 I bought the newly released Makina Plaubel 55mm fixed-lens...
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Bruce Davidson 1968

“This is a photograph from my project East 100th Street. In 1966,...
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Steve McCurry 2010

“I took this photograph of a Soviet-era car on the colorful streets...
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Patrick Zachmann 1984

“In 1984, I was 29 years old, and I was asked to make work with...
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David Alan Harvey 2011

“This photo, which was the cover of my book (based on a true...
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Larry Towell 1997

“My wife Ann and I had been digging during the day, transplanting...
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Alex Webb 1979

“The sad, vibrant, tragic, beguiling country of Haiti has been...
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Jacob Aue Sobol 2001

“The picture that changed everything? When I fell in love with...
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Alec Soth 1992

“In March of 1992, I made a road trip down the Mississippi River...
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Alessandra Sanguinetti 2015

“I met Belinda and Guillermina when they were five years old....
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Susan Meiselas 1981

“This image has always sparked a memory of reflection for me....
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Antoine d' Agata 2002

“I finally understood that photography could pervert reality...
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Elliott Erwitt 1949

“The picture made me a vegetarian. But only for a while.” — Elliott...
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Peter Marlow 1998

“Very early one morning in 2000, I was dragged out of my bed...
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David Hurn 1967

"The mid-’60s was a watershed for me photographically. The flirtation...
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Jim Goldberg 1995

“This was in San Francisco, in 1987. A bunch of kids were camped...
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Jerome Sessini 1999

“It was my first assignment abroad. I was a young freelancer...
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Mikhael Subotzky 2005

“I feel that everything is changing in my work, right now, as...
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Sohrab Hura 2015

“When thinking about a single image that may have changed my...
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Mark Power 2015

“I’d already been documenting the construction of the Dome for...
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Ian Berry 1961

"This was the first time I met Mandela. The occasion was the...
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Donovan Wylie 1999

“The ball bounced. I was home again, in Belfast. That period...
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Eli Reed 1995

“I was innocent for a brief night after arriving at the camp....
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Bruce Gilden 1982

“I had wanted to use flash for a long time, but it took me years...
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Chris Steele-Perkins 2015

“When do things change so dramatically that they change our lives?...
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Harry Gruyaert 2015

"In 1966, I was losing my girlfriend to her new lover. So, I...
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Bieke Depoorter 2009

“I never felt comfortable with street photography. If I take...
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Thomas Dworzak 1993

“Ever since I was a teenager, I wanted to become a photographer....
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Thomas Hoepker 1963

“People often ask me, ‘What is your most important tool?’ And...
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Nikos Economopoulos 1986

“There was a period that I started searching for the familiar...
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Michael Christopher Brown 2015

“This phone photograph was taken outside a bookstore in Beijing...
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Micha Bar Am 1967

“Jerusalem — a divided city, where demonstrations for and against...
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Gueorgui Pinkhassov 1995

“This girl is a designer. A French magazine asked me to do a...
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Peter van Agtmael 2008

“I took this picture in May, 2008. Having spent the previous...
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Moises Saman 2001

“This is one of my early photographs from Afghanistan. In it,...
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Paolo Pellegrin 2000

“I can only really reflect on my photography by thinking about...
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A. Abbas 1970

“This photo, one of my earliest, was taken in September 1970,...
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Chien-Chi Chang 1997

“This coveted profession is prone to all sorts of unexpected...
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Jonas Bendiksen 2012

“This picture of a burning hut was taken in 2012 while I was...
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Hiroji Kubota 1963

“I came to know Elliott Erwitt, Burt Glinn and René Burri in...
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Raghu Rai 2013

“Way back in 1969, when I was a young budding photographer, trying...
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Bruno Barbey 2006

“This is an early digital photograph for me. I started shooting...
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John Vink 1985

“It’s been there since I was bitten by the photography bug at...
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Richard Kalvar 1967

“I had dropped out of college, worked for a photographer, and...
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