Magnum Photos is a global organisation representing some of the world’s most renowned photographers. What makes Magnum unique is the diversity of expression within its ranks, from war photographers to satirists and conceptual artists, and almost everything in between. What unifies them is their strong individual authorship and shared vision to chronicle world events, people, places through imagery and narratives - that have redefined history and transformed lives. This includes not shying away from telling the difficult stories.
Founded in 1947 by a small group of photographers including Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa, and now in its 75th year, the organisation is run as a collective structure with a membership that has evolved over the years to encompass the work of almost 100 diverse photographers and estates. We represent some of the most interesting global photographers, including Elliott Erwitt, Martin Parr, Cristina de Middel, Yael Martinez, Sohrab Hura, Newsha Tavakolian. We have offices in London, Paris and New York, and work with press, publishers, advertising, television, galleries and museums across the world.
Magnum also has a vibrant digital platform which we use to connect with our global audience of over 6 million people by showcasing photographers’ work, offering education initiatives, and hosting special commercial events.