Game-changing Moments in HistoryA Visual Exploration by the Iconic Magnum Photographers
ISSUE No 5
Game-changing Moments in History
A Visual Exploration by the Iconic Magnum Photographers
The groundbreaking photographers behind Magnum Photos have been present at history’s most defining events since the agency was founded in 1947. These game changing creators have often risked their lives to produce indelible images, and through the power of their work have elevated journalism into art.
For this issue, we look at some of the most impactful moments and people that have shaped our world today, as captured through the Magnum photographers’ lenses.
ISSUE No 5
In photographs and in culture, some figures stand out, with style that transcends generations. More than influencers or trendsetters, they are icons.
Burt Glinn, Andy Warhol with Edie Sedgwick and Chuck Wein in NYC, 1965
Philippe Halsman, American actress Marilyn Monroe, 1952
David Hurn, The Beatles filming A Hard Day’s Night, 1964
Thomas Hoepker, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali jumping from a bridge over the Chicago River, 1966
Philippe Halsman, actress and future Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly, 1955
Philippe Halsman, actor Marlon Brando in NYC, 1950
Each photograph captures a moment, a split second of radical change that can spark or come to represent a broader social movement. A look through Magnum Photos’ archives lets us see just how much has changed… and how quickly
Burt Glinn, protestors at the Democratic National Convention, 1968
Paul Fusco, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, 1994
Raymond Depardon, the fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989
Danny Lyon, Civil Rights activist and future congressman Joh Lewis, and others, demonstrate at a whitesonly pool in Illinois, 1962
Jonas Bendiksen, chief technologist Barbara Brown at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, 2017
Christopher Anderson, political activists and artists Pussy Riot, 2013