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Magnum Manifesto

Villagers collecting scrap from a crashed spacecraft, Altai Territory, Russia, 2000 ©Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos
Villagers collecting scrap from a crashed spacecraft, Altai Territory, Russia, 2000 ©Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos
Exiled Republicans being transferred from one part of an internment camp for Spanish refugees to another. Le Barcarès, France, March 1939 © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
Exiled Republicans being transferred from one part of an internment camp for Spanish refugees to another. Le Barcarès, France, March 1939 © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
London, England, 1951 © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos
London, England, 1951 © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos
Daufuskie Island, South Caroline, USA, 1952 © Constantine Manos/Magnum Photos
Daufuskie Island, South Caroline, USA, 1952 © Constantine Manos/Magnum Photos
New York skyline, USA 1959 ©Rene Burri/Magnum Photos
New York skyline, USA 1959 ©Rene Burri/Magnum Photos
The 20th Century Fox studios during filming of Planet of the Apes. Hollywood, California, USA 1967 ©Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos
The 20th Century Fox studios during filming of Planet of the Apes. Hollywood, California, USA 1967 ©Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos
A survivor of a concentration camp at the First Worldwide meeting of Holocaust survivors. Jerusalem, Israel, June 1981 © Patrick Zachmann/Magnum Photos
A survivor of a concentration camp at the First Worldwide meeting of Holocaust survivors. Jerusalem, Israel, June 1981 © Patrick Zachmann/Magnum Photos
Between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz, a young man sits on the wall between East and West Berlin. West Berlin, Germany, November 11th, 1989 © Raymond Depardon/Magnum Photos
Between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz, a young man sits on the wall between East and West Berlin. West Berlin, Germany, November 11th, 1989 © Raymond Depardon/Magnum Photos
Essex Junction, Vermont, USA 1974 © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos
Essex Junction, Vermont, USA 1974 © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos
The Mediterranean sea at night near the Libyan coast, 2015 © Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos
The Mediterranean sea at night near the Libyan coast, 2015 © Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos
Taliban portrait, Kandahar, Afghanistan, 2002 © Collection T. Dworzak/Magnum Photos
Taliban portrait, Kandahar, Afghanistan, 2002 © Collection T. Dworzak/Magnum Photos
Cherries spilled on crosswalk, New York City, USA, 2014 © Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos
Cherries spilled on crosswalk, New York City, USA, 2014 © Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos
This landmark exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of the renowned photo agency Magnum Photos created by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and Chim (David Seymour) in 1947. Tracing the ideas and ideals behind the founding and development of the legendary cooperative, curator Clément Chéroux explores the history of the second half of the 20th century through the lens of 75 masters, providing a new and insightful perspective on the contribution of these photographers to our collective visual memory.

Featuring group and individual projects, the exhibition includes over two hundred prints as well as books, magazines, videos, and rarely before seen archival documents. Among many others, it features the work of Christopher Anderson, Jonas Bendiksen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cornell and Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), Raymond Depardon, Bieke Depoorter, Elliott Erwitt,
Martine Franck, Leonard Freed, Paul Fusco, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Burt Glinn, Jim Goldberg, Joseph Koudelka, Sergio Larrain, Susan Meiselas, Wayne Miller, Martin Parr, Marc Riboud, Alessandra Sanguinetti, W. Eugene Smith, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, Dennis Stock, Mikhael Subotzky, and Alex Webb.

The exhibition is a co-production between ICP and Magnum Photos. It is curated by Clément Chéroux, with Clara Bouveresse and ICP Associate Curator Pauline Vermare.