USA, New York: sleeping in Central Park. (Dormire, forse sognare)
(c) Ferdinando Scianna/Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos is celebrating 70 years of its significant contribution to photography and history by holding a number of events throughout New York City this month that present new and iconic work by established Magnum photographers.

The public seasons of events will be focused on Magnum’s three anniversary themes of community, witnessing history, and “Magnum Photos Now”. Events include exhibitions, screenings, panels, and sales, the special anniversary program will display the agency’s archival and contemporary work, highlighting the importance of the image in our changing world.

Martin Parr – Weymouth From “Think of England” Great Britain – Courtesy of Magnum Photos

Some of the programs include the “Magnum Manifesto” exhibition that runs until September 3rd at the International Center of Photography. Curators Clément Chéroux and Clara Bouveresse demonstrate how Magnum Photos photographers navigate between photography as an art and as documentary evidence. The exhibition includes magazines, newspaper features, and letters, which puts some of the world’s most recognizable images in creative context.

USA. California. 1968. Venice Beach Rock Festival. © Dennis Stock / Magnum Photos

At the Fulton Center, Magnum is featuring “A Life in Photography” until June 30th. Over 300 historic photographs are shown on a digitized, rotating exhibit of 50 screens. Photographs include reportage from the founding fathers of Magnum, such as Robert Capa and David Seymour. Newsha Tavakolian and Carolyn Drake are also featured for their work that highlights the continued importance of photography as both a journalistic tool and a form of self-expression.

FRANCE. Normandy. June 6th, 1944. US troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings (first assault). © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography / Magnum Photos

Also featured until June 30th is the “Magnum: 70 at 70” exhibition at Neuehouse that has 70 photographic icons that have born witness to major events of the last 70 years. The pictures span the globe and covers events such as Arab Spring, South Africa under apartheid, and the recent migration crisis.

USA. Alabama. Birmingham. 1963. A female protester being arrested and led away by the police. © Bruce Davidson / Magnum Photos

The “Protest!” exhibition will be featured at Milk Gallery, opening on June 20th and continuing until July 15th. This exhibition shows the photographs that document major protests from the 1930s to the present day. Some of the photographs include Eve Arnold’s portrait of civil rights activist Malcom X, Marc Riboud’s Vietnam War protestor, Stuart Franklin’s Tank Man, and Standing Rock by Larry Towell.

1948. Delhi. GANDHI’s funeral. Crowds gathered between Birla House and the cremation ground, throwing flowers. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

The Rubin Museum on 17th Street is also part of the celebration with “India in Full Frame.” The exhibition presents 69 photographs of transformative moments in Indian history by the pioneering photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, including scene of political upheaval, the final moments in Mahatma Gandhi’s life, and everyday people in Cartier-Bresson’s street photography style.

To follow the celebration on social media, look for the hashtag: #MagnumPhotos70

Schedule of events: 

Magnum Manifesto

May 26 – September 3, 2017
International Center of Photography, 250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

Magnum: A Life In Photography

June 1 – 30, 2017
Fulton Center, 200 Broadway, New York, NY 10038

Magnum: 70 at 70

June 5 – 30, 2017
Neuehouse, 110 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010


June 20 – July 30, 2017
Milk gallery, 450 West 15th St, New York NY 10011

Henri Cartier-Bresson, India in Full Frame

April 21- September 24, 2017
The Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

Raymond Depardon Correspondance New-Yorkaise

FIAF Gallery: 2017 May 12 –July 1, 2017
22 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

Women Seeing Women

Staley-Wise Gallery
June 20 –August 31, 2017
100 Crosby Street #305, New York, NY 10012

Call and Response

Alice Austen House
June 17 -September 3, 2017
2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, New York, NY 10305

Le Gendarme Sur La Colline

Aperture Foundation, 4th Floor
547 West 27th Street
N.Y. 10001

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