“Miller deftly conveys the excitement of being a photojournalist at a time when world events were unfolding at a furious pace . . . a cracking good story.” Sarah Coleman, San Francisco Chronicle
Fifty Years at the Front Line of History
978-0-8021-3653-4 • $16.00 • Paperback • Oct. 1999
The photographers of Magnum have been on hand at the defining moments of the twentieth century. From Robert Capa’s moment-of-death photograph of a Loyalist soldier during the Spanish Civil War, to Eve Arnold’s astonishingly intimate portraits of celebrities such as Joan Crawford and Malcolm X, the images captured by members of Magnum have changed how we perceive war, our political leaders, social crises, and the communities next door. Magnum’s photographersincluding Capa, Arnold, David Seymour, George Rodger, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, Inge Morath, James Nachtwey, Eugene Richards, and Sebastião Salgadoare some of the most talented, brave, and resourceful in the world, and Magnum follows them around the world, through picaresque adventures and into the risk-filled trenches of several wars in search of the perfect shot.
A dramatic portrait of the world’s greatest photo house and its times, Magnum is an essential volume for anyone interested in photography, history, or photojournalism.