Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History
by Russell Miller
Amazon.com Review
"If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough," said Robert Capa, the legendary photojournalist who, with Henri Cartier-Bresson and other documentary shooters, founded the Magnum press agency in 1947. Capa got close to the action, of course; he died under fire in Indo-China in 1954, seeking the perfect image of war. Other Magnum photographers died in places like Afghanistan, Israel, and Chechnya, always at the forefront of battle and strife, always with an eye on capturing history as it unfolded. In this well-written study of their work, British journalist Russell Miller shows how their images have changed the ways in which we respond to war, politics, and crises. --Gregory McNamee
Publisher's Description
From its inception in 1947, the Magnum Agency has been at the forefront of international photojournalism. Since the early days of its founders Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour, and George Rodger, the agency has grown to include some of the most influential and diverse photographers of the twentieth century. Including Eve Arnold, Eugene Richards, Susan Meiselas, Elliot Erwitt, Sebastião Salgado, Gilles Peress, and Cornell Capa--Magnum traces their stories.
ISBN: 0802116310
Publisher: Grove Pr
Hardcover : 324 pages
Language: English
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