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On the road to Cuzco, near Pisac, in the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba river, Peru, 1954

© Werner Bischof/Magnum Photos


Magnum Photos, celebrating its 75th anniversary, embraces diversity with individual perspectives, a position it has maintained since its foundation in 1947, just after the Second World War. Magnum Photos came to life as an agency in 1947 at MoMA’s Penthouse restaurant, when the founders Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David ‘Chim’ Seymour declared their independence as photographers and individuals.
The Magnum Photos 75 Year exhibition covers the development of photographers, and their agency over the last 75 years with fascinating historical details and behind-the-scenes moments.

Magnum Photos represents some of the world’s most renowned photographers, maintaining its founding ideals and idiosyncratic mix of journalist, artist and storytellers. This exhibition turns the lens around in order to focus on the Magnum photographers and their stories. It examines the ways in which the photographers, the agency, and the medium of documentary photography, have evolved over time. It provides a valuable and fascinating insight into the process and historical background to the making of many of the finest photographs of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Chien-Chi Chang, Stuart Franklin, Larry Towell, Olivia Arthur, Steve McCurry, Eve Arnold, Rene Burri, Hiroji Kubota, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Marc Riboud, Werner Bischof, Dennis Stock, David Seymour, Paolo Pellegrin, Peter van Agtmael


6-16 October 2022


Akaretler Sıraevleri 37 / 39

Open every day 10:30 – 20:00


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