The official publication celebrating Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary: a totally fresh and perceptive view of the legendary agency’s history and archive. Clément Chéroux is senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Clara Bouveresse is a photographic historian.
Over 400 illustrations 29.5 x 24.5 cm 400pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 544556 May £45.00
Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary will be celebrated with a global programme of events throughout 2017.
Magnum Manifesto Edited by Clément Chéroux, in collaboration with Clara Bouveresse
In this landmark photography publication and accompanying exhibition, Clément Chéroux demonstrates how Magnum Photos owes its pre-eminence to the ability of its photographers to encompass and navigate the points between photography as art object and photography as documentary evidence. A Magnum photograph can be expressive and bear witness at the same time. Magnum Manifesto is organized into three main parts: Part 1 (1947–1968) views the Magnum archive through a humanist lens, focusing on post-war ideals of commonality and utopianism. Part 2 (1969–1989) shows a world fragmenting, with a focus on subcultures, minorities and outsiders. Part 3 (1990–present day) charts the ways in which Magnum photographers have captured – and continue to capture – a world in flux and under threat. Featuring both individual photographs and in-depth projects that have shaped our view of the world, the book also includes correspondence, notebooks, magazine spreads and other previously unseen material. Magnum Manifesto is an essential purchase for anyone seeking to understand the very best in photography. The accompanying exhibition opens at the International Center for Photography in New York in June 2017. It will then travel to: • Rome, Ara Pacis Museum | February 2018 • C/O Berlin | May 2018