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Richard Kalvar
American, b. 1944
Featured Essays
Feb 2, 2016
Each year, leaders of government, politics, business, industry, education and the arts gather for a week of exchanges in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Organized by the World Economic Forum, which describes itself as 'an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world', the forum also 'provides a collaborative framework for the world's leaders to address global... More...
Apr 10, 2013
Good news for the illiterates out there: this is a textless blog post. Only pictures. More...
Mar 26, 2013
Last week I did a Facebook chat/interview with Blake Andrews. It’s an interesting format, because you express yourself spontaneously but can correct what you write. After it was over, Blake sent me a few more questions to answer that he had forgotten to ask, and I was able to make myself sound a little more coherent. You should check it out:

http://blakeandrews.blogspot.com/2013/03/q-with-richard-kalvar.html... More...
Mar 21, 2013
I hope you’ve noticed that the Magnum Store is now selling the magazine we’ve just published based on the work I did at the Republican and Democratic conventions in the US last year, called Conventional Photography. This is part of the Looking for America series. Faced with the dramatically declining press use of photographic essays, we’re exploring new ways of showing our pictures, and of making... More...
Mar 12, 2013
As I came into the Congress Center in Davos one day, I saw a minor commotion. Naturally I elbowed my way in. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg was speaking with a colleague and an admirer, and being filmed by a video crew. I subsequently learned that she was about to publish a book called “Lean In”, and the filming (unusual at Davos) was presumably done for its promotion. I took... More...