Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History

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Random House, Aug 3, 2010 - History - 336 pages
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This book is a biography of Magnum, told largely in the words of its photographers. It offers a unique perspective on half a century of world history from an extraordinary group of men and women who were front line witnesses at virtually every major event in the last fifty years. Wars, famines, natural disasters, social, political and environmental crises - Magnum photographers were there. They have been acute observers of the human condition, photographing the richest people in the world, the poorest, the least known and the most celebrated, from Marilyn Monroe to Che Guevara, JFK to Nelson Mandela, Picasso to Krushchev. This is a multi-layered story. At one level, it tells how a small group of photographrs - among them Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and George Rodger - came together, established and nurtured a co-operative photographic agency that has survived against all the odds to become the most famous in the world. At a secondary level, it is the richly anecdotal story of the photographers themselves, their adventures around the world and their feelings about, and reactions to, their assignments.

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Review: Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History: The Story of the Legendary Photo Agency

User Review  - Arah - Goodreads

This was an exhausting read, and not entirely in a good way. I skipped the last 20 pages, as I guessed it would be just another round of Magnum's concoction of great photography, poor (and yet somehow ... Read full review

Review: Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History: The Story of the Legendary Photo Agency

User Review  - Ismail Nur - Goodreads

İt was an amazing book. I've got so much information about Magnum Photos and i rocommend this book for beginner press photographers, you will learn many things from this book. Read full review




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Russell Miller holds an appointment as Professor of Mathematics jointly between Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. His research applies computability to other areas of mathematics, including model theory, set theory, commutative algebra, differential algebra, graph theory and topology.

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