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Oct 22, 2014
by Bruno Barbey
In October of 2014, Bruno Barbey spent two days documenting the massive pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. More...
Oct 21, 2014
by Abbas
René, it was Henri – who else? – who described you best: at a Magnum meeting, someone asked “Where is René?” and HCB answered : “René? He is in a plane!”

If you run into Roselina and Werner or HCB, George, Chim and Bob, will you talk about Magnum, our agency you believed so strongly in, to the point of being eternally angry with those who “deserted” us – your words. Will you be as generous with your... More...
Oct 21, 2014
by Steve McCurry
The women came from different countries with the same dream:
to leave behind the poverty of their villages.
But instead of working as domestic help, they found themselves in a kind of prison,
employed by people who treated them like something less than human.
One was stabbed with a knife, another doused in boiling water, another raped and jailed.

- Karen Emmons

http://stevemccurry.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/behind-closed-doors/... More...
Oct 20, 2014
by Chien-Chi Chang
For more than 30 years, during Magnum's Annual General Meeting Rene Burri had taken the responsibility of creating the photographers' group photo.
Photographer Chien-Chi Chang took video of Burri staging the 2011 photo. The charming artist directs his models - his fellow photographers. More...
Magnum News
Oct 20, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
It is with great sadness that Magnum Photos announces the death of René Burri.

From his family:
"The famous Swiss photographer René Burri left us today, at the age of 81 after a long illness. He leaves behind an important body of work on recent history, which has been published in countless newspapers, journals, magazines, exhibitions and books all over the world. Among his most famous photos are... More...
Oct 20, 2014
Working with our educational partners Ideas Tap and NGO Save the Children, Magnum Photos is pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for one young photographer to be commissioned and mentored for an exciting project in Central America.

Right from the beginning, photography has been at the heart of Save the Children’s campaigns. Documenting real people, in their environment, and sharing their personal... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 17, 2014
by Moises Saman
On Wednesday, October 15th Moises Saman received a W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund that will allow him to continue his project concerning his past coverage of Arab Spring events.
Since 2011 Saman has spent considerable time on assignment in multiple hotspots: Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syrian, Lebanon and Iraq. He's now had a chance to step back and reassess the imagery he accumulated during his many trips... More...