Magnum Photos

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Magnum Photos


an international cooperative agency of photographers, the purpose of which is the distribution of its members’ work to the press.

Magnum was founded in Paris in 1947 by H. Cartier-Bresson, R. Capa, and D. Seymour. Among its members are the best professional press photographers in Western Europe and America. In its early years, the agency held independent views and photographs by its members were noted for their antifascist and antiwar sentiments. As Magnum Photos grew in size, commercial photography became its chief activity. Magnum’s headquarters relocated to New York and American illustrated magazines became the principal buyers of its pictures.


Souchek, L. “Magnum.” Fotografiia, 1965, no. 1.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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