Magnum photo Exhibition Chris Beetles Fine Photographs Gallery London | photographs for sale

Chris Beetles Fine Photographs Gallery London | photographs for sale

Magnum – 62
62 Photographs by 62 Magnum Photographers
24 April-19 May 2012

The exhibition is now available to view online at

Magnum Photos is the world’s most famous and influential photographic agency, and its members have been responsible for many of the most celebrated photographs of the last six decades.

We are delighted to present an exhibition featuring a single photograph by each of the agency’s 62 member photographers – at our Swallow Street gallery.

After the Second World War four photographers had a vision. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, David Seymour and George Rodger understood the way that media would change over the coming years, and they wanted to change the way the magazines of their generation were monopolising the photographic industry. In 1947 they founded Magnum Photos, the world’s longest surviving artist co-operative, which forever changed intellectual property, copyright and the way the modern world received photography. During the Second World War, such photographs as those taken by Capa during the D-Day landings had made more impact on the public consciousness than words. The old adage that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ was about to be proven an understatement. With the increase in the amount of printed media, and simpler reproduction techniques, photography was about to completely change the way that journalism presented itself, and Magnum was to play a large part in the revolution.

Over the next 65 years, Magnum photographers contributed thousands of images to the history of photography, writing the rulebook for photojournalism along the way. Combining innovative photography with integrity, and often bravery, Magnum’s photographers have covered many of the significant world events during the agency’s existence. Collectively they have provided fresh insight into international politics and culture, shown the reality of conflicts and disasters, harnessed the growing power of celebrity, and consistently influenced world-wide opinion.

Some of the world's best-known images from this extraordinary archive will be on view, including:

Robert Capa’s image of US servicemen landing on the Normandy beaches during the D-Day landings, 1944 – one of the most important war photographs ever taken;

Rene Burri’s Che Guevera (1963) – the image of this most famous of revolutionaries;

Stuart Franklin’s 'Tank Man', Tiananman Square (1989) – a student's bravery is captured as he blocks a line of Chinese tanks during protests, a picture that has become a legendary example of courage and defiance;

David Hurn’s iconic photograph of The Beatles while recording at Abbey Road Studios in 1964;

Martin Parr’s Girl Selling Ice Cream from 'Last Resort' – the famous British photographer's seminal project made in New Brighton, Liverpool in the period 1983-5.

This is just a small selection of the 62 photographs included in the exhibition, which will demonstrate the extraordinary contribution that Magnum photographers have made to both journalism and photography.

I very much hope that you will be able to visit the gallery during the run of the exhibition, we are very proud of it!

Very best wishes,

Giles Huxley-Parlour
Chris Beetles Fine Photographs
3-5 Swallow St

020 7434 4319

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