Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History

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Grove Press, 1999 - Photography - 324 pages
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Since Magnum was founded in 1947, its members have been on hand to bear witness on the front line of world history. From Robert Capa's stark photograph of a Loyalist soldier being shot in the head during the Spanish Civil War to Eve Arnold's astonishingly intimate portraits of well-known faces - from Joan Crawford to Malcolm X - Magnum has changed how we perceive our political leaders, social crises, and the communities next door.
Magnum's photographers are some of the most talented, brave, and resourceful in the world: the founders, Robert Capa, David Seymour, George Rodger, and Henri Cartier-Bresson; and recruits, including Eve Arnold, Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, Inge Morath, James Nachtwey, Eugene Richards, and Sebastiao Salgado. Magnum follows them on assignment, facing bodyguards and visa troubles and taking to the risk-filled trenches of several wars for the perfect shot. Full of wonderful stories and heroic feats, Magnum is an essential volume for anyone interested in photography or photojournalism.
 

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Contents

The Meeting
1
The Founders
19
The Founding
49
The Recruits
73
The Decisive Moment
95
Deaths in the Family
113
The Saga of Eugene Smith
138
Censors and SelfCensors
162
The Che Diaries Affair
186
Vietnam
211
End of the Glory Days
230
A Crisis and a Shooting
252
On the Road to a HalfCentury
283
Notes
311
Index
317
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