6th February 1947: four photographers, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour, toasted the founding of what would become the world’s most influential artist collective over a celebratory magnum of champagne in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. In the past 70 years, 92 photographers have contributed to the story of Magnum and today, 49 photographer members continue to chronicle the world, interpreting its people, events and issues through visual storytelling.
This year, Magnum Photos celebrates 70 years of contribution to photography and world history with the launch of a special anniversary program celebrating our historic legacy, our community, and our contemporary photographic practices: public events, exhibitions and notably “Magnum Manifesto” - a book published by Thames & Hudson.
To show our support for the history and future of quality photographic art Bookstore "Valters un Rapa" has taken part of this year's celebration by offering a range of core titles from Magnum Photos to our customers!
Let's celebrate photography!