In taking the temperature of the world's political and social climate, the photographers of magnum offer us a vision of the world at the beginning of the new millennium. On the fiftieth anniversary of the legendary group, Magnum photo agency again addresses the world in an album of stunning contemporary photography from around the globe.
The period following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 has seen the triumph of American capitalism at one extreme and the resurgence of ancient blood feuds at the other. In this major work, Magnum locate individual points of human experience north, south, east and west, and engage with the thrust of human history in different degrees, some photographers tackling dramatic events head-on in the traditional manner of the concerned photographer, others choosing subjects and aesthetic viewpoints which are entirely personal. The book is built around photo-essays and texts selected by photographers ranging from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Magnum's newest recruits. Many images have not previously been published.
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my friends and i chipped in & bought this book for a birthday gift. i didnt have a chance to look at it until we gave it to her. i was surprised at the intensity of the pictures in the book. the amazing truth and reality behind some of the photographs literally makes you stop and think about the suffering, & brutality others face through out the world. not all the pictures have a sense of sadness behind them, but nearly all the photographs contain phenomenal compositions. it is definitely recommended to at least take a look at in the bookstore!