Magnum's First

  • Series Magnum Photos
  • Edited by Andrea Holzherr
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 128
  • Illustrations 80
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788836636549
  • Price € 28,00
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Magnum Photos, founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Georges Rodger, David 'Chim' Seymour, and Bill Vandivert, is one of the most famous photography agencies in the world. Until recently, an exhibition curated by L. Fritz Gruber for the 1956 photokina in Cologne was considered the earliest Magnum group show. However, more than 50 years later, an even earlier exhibition has been rediscovered.

This is the first publication in Italy to provide a complete documentation of this exhibition. A total of eighty-three vintage prints by eight Magnum photographers – Werner Bischof, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Ernst Haas, Erich Lessing, Jean Marquis, Inge Morath, and Marc Riboud – are featured in large-format reproductions. The exhibition’s main theme was “photographic humanism”: people and their everyday surroundings, photographed without any kind of sensationalism by committed photojournalists, who believed in educating and bettering the world through their authentic documents.

Brescia, Museo di Santa Giulia, March - September 2017
Milan, Museo Diocesano, May - October 2019