This landmark exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of the renowned photo agency Magnum Photos created by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and Chim (David Seymour) in 1947. Tracing the ideas and ideals behind the founding and development of the legendary cooperative, curator Clément Chéroux, formerly photography curator at the Centre Pompidou, now senior curator of photography at SFMOMA, explores the history of the second half of the 20th century through the lens of 75 masters, providing a new and insightful perspective on the contribution of these photographers to our collective visual memory.

Featuring group and individual projects, the exhibition includes over two hundred prints as well as books, magazines, videos, and rarely before seen archival documents. Among many others, it features the work of Christopher Anderson, Jonas Bendiksen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cornell and Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), Raymond Depardon, Bieke Depoorter, Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck, Leonard Freed, Paul Fusco, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Burt Glinn, Jim Goldberg, Joseph Koudelka, Sergio Larrain, Susan Meiselas, Wayne Miller, Martin Parr, Marc Riboud, Alessandra Sanguinetti, W. Eugene Smith, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, Dennis Stock, Mikhael Subotzky, and Alex Webb.

The exhibition is a co-production between ICP and Magnum Photos. It is curated by Clément Chéroux, with Clara Bouveresse and ICP Associate Curator Pauline Vermare. The accompanying catalogue is published by Thames & Hudson.

Special Thanks

ICP’s presentation of Magnum Manifesto is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.    

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TOP IMAGE: Paul Fusco, RFK funeral train, USA, June 1968 © Paul Fusco/Magnum Photos
Chris Steele-Perkins, Young Teddy Boys in Southend, England, 1976. © Chris Steele-Perkins / Magnum Photos
Christopher Anderson, Cherries spilled on crosswalk, New York City, USA, 2014. © Christopher Anderson / Magnum Photos
Jonas Bendiksen, Villagers collecting scrap from a crashed spacecraft, Altai Territory, Russia, 2000. © Jonas Bendiksen / Magnum Photos
Alec Soth, USA, 2008. © Alec Soth / Magnum Photos
Marc Riboud, A young girl confronts the American National Guard outside the Pentagon during the 1967 anti-Vietnam march, Washington DC, USA. © Marc Riboud / Magnum Photos