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Jul 7, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
Only July 8th, 1994 Kim Jong-il succeeded his father, Kim Il-sung, as Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and would retain total control of the nation until his death in December, 2011. Soon after his death, his son Kim Jong-un assumed power, thus insuring the continuation of the heredity dictatorship established by Kim Il-sung. More...
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Jul 3, 2014
by David Hurn
July 7th marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' film, "A Hard Days Night." Considered to be one of the most influential music films ever made, the comedy portrays two days in the lives of the Fab Four.
Photographer David Hurn documented the production of the film. More...
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Jul 1, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
On July 2nd, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into effect. This landmark legislation made racial, religious and gender discrimination illegal and finally outlawed all forms of public segregation.
During the following years, Congress worked to insure that all citizens were being granted every right granted by the US Constitution. More...
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Jun 25, 2014
by Erich Hartmann
American actor Eli Wallach has passed away at the age of 98. With a career spanning six decades, he appeared in numerous film, television and stage productions most notably The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). More...
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Jun 23, 2014
by Guy Le Querrec
Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck turns 70 years old on June 24th. More...
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Jun 17, 2014
by Bruno Barbey
The moving heart of BRAZIL
Nordeste is a remote, dried out, and disherited region of Brazil but also the moving heart of the country. Attracted by what they thought to be a better future, men and women, sometimes whole families, left their homes for an expected promised land.
They found themselves ending in the favelas of major cities as Rio and Belem or living as exploited farmers in the Amazonian... More...
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Jun 16, 2014
by Erich Hartmann
Magnum photographer Erich Hartmann’s long-term project shows the human work involved in making "Our Daily Bread" from land-clearing through planting and harvesting to the feeding of millions. From the early 1950s he added material to this project – land workers in Israel, combine harvesting in Nebraska, a miller in rural France, a soup kitchen, a Paris bakery, a Bedouin in Beersheba selling grain at... More...