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Reading Magnum: A Visual Archive of the Modern World

Reading Magnum: A Visual Archive of the Modern World
 
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Reading Magnum is the first publication to examine the Magnum Photos collection itself. It explores prominent themes in the collection—war and conflict, portraiture, geography, cultural life, social relations, and globalization—and includes evocative portfolios of images.

Editor Steven Hoelscher provides an overview of the Magnum enterprise, and Alison Nordstrom offers an appreciation of the Magnum archive as a material record of information about the making and disseminating of photographs that is being lost as images on paper are replaced by images on screen.

As a whole, the book's unique reading of the Magnum archive reveals patterns of intention, aesthetic vision, and political perspective that become legible only by viewing both the physical objects and the recorded images that constitute this remarkable collection.

The Magnum Photos collection resides at the Ransom Center.