Magnum, is a photographers collective created in 1947 in Paris and New-York. It gathers some of the "big names" of history of photography. Witnesses of the twentieth century's changes, its members photographed emblematic pictures. Every year, they elect new associates. Together, they try to distinguish, honour the "best" of their colleagues. But what makes a good photographer? The members of Magnum never ceased to debate and question their profession. Throughout the generations and crises shaking the co-op, we can see in this book that it's an art to be a photographer.
From the study of long ignored photo archives, this publication proposes for the first time a depth journey into the history of Magnum Agency.
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