British Columbia, Canada (2021) by Magnum Photos photographer Zied Ben Romdhane. Between June and November 2021, Ben Rhomdane traveled from his home in Montreal to photograph in British Columbia as the province was ravaged by wildfires and then floods. In doing so, he has recorded the immense destructive power of natural phenomena intensifying as the climate of our planet changes. Learn more about the disaster and Rhomdane's experience by clicking on the above link.
Florence, Italy (2019) by Magnum Photos photographer Stuart Franklin, who combines a direct documentary-style with a strong personal vision. He has photographed some of the most important news events of the 21st Century as well as producing many acclaimed personal projects – "I love photographing. It's that simple." Explore more famous photos by Franklin, like this captivating capture of the Statue of Dante reflected in the Piazza Santa Croce, by clicking on the above link.
From 'Satellites' (2004) series by Magnum Photos photographer Jonas Bendiksen, who spent several years traveling across the southern borderlands of the former USSR to explore the unrecognized states, breakaway republics and remote communities that were born out of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Collect Bendiksen's iconic documentation of a priest giving his blessings before a christening in the icy waters of January as a fine art print by clicking on the above link.
Paris, France (1932) by Magnum Photos co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson. "Not everyone can take a picture like, for example, the photo of Saint-Lazare, of a man jumping across a puddle, with his reflection in the puddle of water, and on the wall in the background, is a poster with a man jumping in the same position,” says Agnes Sire – the artistic director of the Fondation HCB. Read more of Sire's thoughts on Cartier-Bresson's pioneering approach to photography by clicking on the above link.
Berkeley, California, USA (1956) by Magnum Photos photographer Elliott Erwitt. It’s perhaps unsurprising that Erwitt, with his laconic eye for multiple meaning, has been captivated by the enigma of ‘couples’ for his entire career: “The subject is of great interest to me, having been half of one myself now and again – blissfully sometimes, sometimes not so.” Purchase Erwitt's capture of two California lovers caught kissing in the wing mirror of their car as a poster by clicking on the above link.
From 'Capitolio' (2006) series by Magnum Photos photographer Christopher Anderson, a study of Caracas, Venezuela. “The word ‘Capitolio’ refers to the domed building that houses a government,” writes Anderson, elaborating on the title of this volume. “Here, the city of Caracas, is itself a metaphorical Capitolio building". Learn more about Anderson's series by clicking on the above link.
New York City, USA (1969) series by Magnum Photos photographer Richard Kalvar, who has spent more than 50 years stalking streets, searching for the “magical” moment when composition, framing and subject align and a universe is created in a single frame. "The photograph is completely abstracted from life, yet it looks like life. That is what has always excited me about photography," says the photographer. Collect Kalvar's image of a woman reflected in a shop window by clicking on the above link.
From 'The Suffering of Light' (1987) series by Magnum Photos photographer Alex Webb. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism and fine art, but as Webb claims, “to me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.” Shop Webb's 'The Suffering of Light' book – a thorough examination of this modern master’s prolific, 30-year career – by clicking on the above link.
Grace Kelly (1954) by Magnum Photos photographer Philippe Halsman, whose true gift lay in encouraging his many subjects – which included many of the century’s leading personalities – to pose naturally for the camera. “Lighting and fine camera equipment are useless if the photographer cannot make them drop the mask, at least for a moment, so he can capture on his film their real, undistorted personality and character.” Dive into Halsman's photo catalogue by clicking on the above link.
'Reflections of St. Marco', Venice, Italy (1953) by Magnum Photos photographer Herbert List, who was a classically educated artist who combined a love of photography with a fascination for surrealism and classicism. "The pictures I took spontaneously – with a bliss-like sensation, as if they had long inhabited my unconscious – were often more powerful than those I had painstakingly composed," said List. Explore the photos taken by List during his fascinating life by clicking on the above link.
Black Sea, Utrish, Russia (2021) by Magnum Photos photographer Nanna Hietmann. Utrish, a Russian nature reserve, is located on a half-island on the Black Sea. While the tourists leave as it becomes colder, a handful of people live in the forests and mountains throughout the year: Russian Orthodox hermits, Krishna followers, veterans, families and people who decided to live a life in nature, away from civilization. Discover the world through Heitmann's lens by clicking on the above link.
From 'Crossings' (1991) series by Magnum Photos photographer Alex Webb. 'Crossings', a book of images taken over a 26-year period, explores the borderland between the United States and Mexico, from Tijuana to Brownsville, Texas; from the world of Mexican migrants to the honky-tonk atmosphere of border towns. Through Webb's lens, we see just how porous the cultures, the regions, and the laws actually are. Search through more of Webb's work on the US-Mexico border by clicking on the above link.
Tokyo, Japan (1997) by Magnum Photos photographer Ian Berry, who traveled to Japan after journeying along The Silk Road – the ancient route between the East and the West – the year before. In this bustling and vibrant night scene, a giant neon sign advertising a fish restaurant reflects on cars paving the street. Discover more of Berry's captures from his travels by clicking on the above link.
California, USA (1997) by Magnum Photos photographer Dennis Stock, who went back to his urban origins in the 1990s, exploring the modern and 'futuristic' architecture of large cities – mainly across the United States. Explore Stock's iconic photo catalogue – which ranges from memorable portraits of Hollywood stars to the beauty of nature emphasized through details and landscape – by clicking on the above link.
Joan Crawford (1959) by Magnum Photos photographer Eve Arnold, who was a favorite among Hollywood stars for her sensitive approach that allowed her intimate access to their inner worlds. One such subject was Joan Crawford; Arnold observed that her “whole professional life has been one of great concern with her person. It is a commodity which she sells not only to the public but also to herself.” Collect Arnold's playful, iconic portrait of Crawford as a fine print by clicking on the above link.
From 'The Mennonites' (1996) series by Magnum Photos photographer Larry Towell. Towell first encountered the Mennonites near his home in Ontario, Canada, and his friendship with them has gained him unique access to their communities. Originating in Europe in the 16th century, the Mennonites are a Protestant religious sect. Collect this iconic black and white photo from Towell's series, an intimate portrait of an often misunderstood people, as a fine print by clicking on the above link.
New Mexico, USA (1985) by Magnum Photos photographer Thomas Hoepker, who began his photographic career in the 1960s and made his reputation through impactful reportage and stylish color features. He has also spent much time in America, traversing its vast landscape and documenting its perennially alluring vistas. Shop Hoepker's famous photo of the moonrise along the Albuquerque-Santa Fe highway as a poster by clicking on the above link.
Tokyo, Japan (2015) by Magnum Photos photographer Alec Soth. “I love the movie Lost in Translation, so I decided I would stay in the Park Hyatt Tokyo, where the film was made, and not leave for five nights. Instead, I would bring the city to me, finding people online – through Craigslist and other sites.” Read more about Soth's experience in Tokyo and his interest in Sofia Coppola's seminal film by clicking on the above link.
New York, USA (2010) by Magnum Photos photographer Christopher Anderson. "Emotion is really the only thing about pictures I find interesting. Beyond that it is just a trick." Anderson is one of today’s most influential photographers, who began in war reporting and later transformed into something more intimate – blending the worlds of commercial and personal experience within his work. Buy Anderson's magical image of a garden reflected in a door as an 8x10" print by clicking on the above link.
Glacier National Park, Montana, USA (2010) by Magnum Photos photographer Peter Marlow, who began his career as an international photojournalist, but returned to Britain to examine his own experience. In doing so he discovered a new visual poetry which he took back on the road: including the USA. Collect Marlow's photo of a boy crossing a lake, which is reflecting the beauty of the National Park, as a fine art print by clicking on the above link.
Møre og Romsdal, Norway (2010) by Magnum Photos photographer Stuart Franklin, who bought a cottage by a lake on the island of Otrøya, spending a great deal of time there over the following years. The resultant body of work, 'Narcissus', documents his experience in this remote place. Collect Franklin's iconic capture of this moonlit view of Lake Holsvatnet as a black and white fine print by clicking on the above link.