The photography book of the decade and a landmark publication celebrating the vision, imagination and brilliance of the world’s most renowned photographic agency. There are very few books which can be genuinely thought of as ‘exceptional’ – this is one of them.
With over 400 images selected by Magnum’s photographers, this is at once a permanent record of many of the iconic images from the last 60 years by a legendary creative collective, and an insight, as seen through the critical eyes and minds of Magnum photographers, into what makes a great photograph.
Organized by photographer, Magnum Magnum harks back to Magnum’s early days, evoking the spirit of what made it such a unique creative environment, where each of the four founding members picture-edited the others’ photographs. Here, a current Magnum photographer selects and critiques six key works of another of the 69 photographers featured, with a commentary explaining the rationale behind their choice.
Including the work of both the acknowledged greats of photography in the 20th century and the modern masters and rising stars of our time, this is the essential book for anyone interested in photography or the world depicted by it.