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Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History: The Story of the Legendary Photo Agency
Title | Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History: The Story of the Legendary Photo Agency
Author | Russell Miller
Type | Book
Rating | 10
Notes | The story behind Magnum's greatness and the photojournalists who shaped it, including Eve Arnold, Robert Capa, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. "Wonderful ... Reading Magnum feels like the equivalent of watching a mesmerizing newsreel of the last six decades of the twentieth century—a movie which includes the sights, sounds, and even the smells of war"—Charles Kaiser, The New York Observer
Purchase/Additonal Info |  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0802136532

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Philipp von Ditfurth Student/Intern / Photographer
Staufen | B-W | Germany
Comments | [08/08/07] It´s one of my first english books to read about PJ - and it pulled me into magnum from the first page on. The "big" story and the tiny stories alongside create a nice mix, also focussing on many of the most important photographers of the 20th century. Whether it´s Capa and the girls, Cartier-Bresson beeing the strange french guy he was or the agency, struggling to survive: It is like traveling through History. And it´s a real bargain!
Rating | 10

Jacob Hannah Student/Intern / Photographer
Rochester | NY | USA
Comments | [05/17/04] Awesome book, I just finished reading it. It is interesting to get such an in depth look at the history and the people behind Magnum. I loved reading about the situations that they had to deal with and how through it all they somehow managed to persevere.
Rating | 10

Stanley Leary Photographer
Roswell | GA | USA
Comments | [01/04/04] The writer has helped take the giants of the industry and helped us see them as real people. It reveals the greats as real people with real struggles of fame, fortune and misfortune.
Rating | 10

Tom Gallagher Photo Editor
Oakland | CA | USA
Comments | [10/22/02] I enjoyed the behind the scenes look at the legendary photo agency. Many interesting, revealing and humorous insights in to arguably some of the best photographers in the world. Great read.
Rating | 10

Bill Frakes Photographer
New York | NY | USA
Comments | [10/16/02] Fascinating read. Great reference book. These giants of the industry had the same frustrations and problems that exist today. Check out their solutions. It should make you smile.
Rating | 10

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