The agency, Magnum Photos, will be celebrating its 70th anniversary with “Magnum Manifesto” an exhibition to document the history from the 20th century that has shaped our world today. The exhibition will pay homage to the fundamental ideas and ideals that drove Magnum Photos. Magnum was founded in 1947 as a collective of independent photojournalists. At the time these photographers were new wave and coming of age creators with high-speed 35-millimetre film and lightweight cameras. They traveled to photograph the postwar order from several countries like the USA, Algiers and Buenos Aries.
The exhibition explores the history of the 20th century with 75 groundbreaking photojournalists and photographers like Christopher Anderson, Jonas Bendiksen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cornell and Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour) and Raymond Depardon. It will also feature group and individual projects with over two hundred prints, books, magazines videos and rare archival documents.
Magnum Manifesto is co-produced by ICP and Magnum Photos and is curated by Clément Chéroux. The exhibition will view from May 26th to September 3rd 2017.