The Magnum Photo Collective will be opening a gallery on November 20, 2009 in the heart of the Saint Germain des Prés area of Paris, France. The opening show will be curated by Robert Delpire, who had his exhibition space in the same location.
Magnum is renowned for the extensive array of photographers in it’s ranks who are responsible for many of the most evocative images of the 20th and 21st centuries.
A short (incomplete) list of my favorite Magnum photographers includes:
Sebastião Salgado, and
W. Eugene Smith.
While they made interesting and entertaining images, these photographers, and Magnum itself, brought important topics of war and government, politics and religion, family life and famine, crime and poverty, and a broad range of social issues and ills into our lives through magazine and newspaper publication.
The exhibition, titled “Demain/Hier” (tomorrow/yesterday), will feature some of the newer photographer members of the Magnum collective. Included are Larry Towell, Carl de Keyzer, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Paolo Pellegrin, Thomas Dworzak, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Alec Soth, Trent Parke, Mark Power, and Jim Goldberg.