Werner Bischof and Ernst Haas
Swiss-born Werner Bischof and the Austrian photographer Ernst Haas were the first new Magnum members after the founders. Each had growing problems with the role of the reporter. Bischof complained of his frustration with the magazines, contrasting the tragedies around him, such as the famine in India that he covered, with the short attention span of the media. "I am powerless against the great magazines - I am an artist, and I will always be that," Bischof wrote. Haas, after working for a short time reporting the devastation of post-war Europe, turned to color and motion. His specialty was luminous, abstract, semi-liquid color imagery of otherwise banal details - shop windows, sidewalks, litter, reflections. "I am not interested in shooting new things," Haas wrote in 1960. "I am interested to see things new. In this way I am a photographer with the problems of a painter, the desire is to find the limitations of a camera so I can overcome them."