Magnum Magnum
75th Anniversary Edition

The landmark photobook available again in a very limited edition. Adding 25 new photographers and featuring 150 new photographs; a glorious celebration of the vision, imagination and brilliance of Magnum Photos, the legendary photographic agency.

Shipping October 2022.

Magnum Magnum 75th Anniversary Edition from $415.00

Limited Edition

• Individually numbered
• Pre-order exclusive to Volume
• Price includes tracked courier service

Limited Edition

Signed Limited Edition

• Numbered 1—75
• Signed by 20+ Magnum photographers
• Pre-order exclusive to Volume
• Price includes tracked courier service

Signed Limited Edition

Overview

Since its founding in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David “Chim” Seymour, Magnum Photos, the legendary co-operative has powerfully chronicled the peoples, cultures, events, and issues of the time. This year, upon the occasion of its 75 anniversary, Magnum Photos, Thames & Hudson and its imprint Volume join forces to publish a limited edition of this updated and expanded edition of the original hit publication, Magnum Magnum (2007). The original book was previously presented in three formats and nine languages and sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. This beautiful edition of only 750 copies is exclusive to pre-order on Volume.

Magnum Magnum brings together the best work of Magnum members, celebrating the vision, imagination, and brilliance of their photographers, both the acknowledged greats of photography in the twentieth century–among them, Henri-Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa, Eve Arnold, Marc Riboud, and Werner Bischof–and the modern masters and rising stars of our time.

Please note edition numbers will be allocated in order of purchase.
All photographs © the photographers/Magnum Photos.

Editor

Brigitte Lardinois

Printer

Steidl

Genre

Photography

Shipping

October 2022

Specification

390 × 320mm
c.736 pages
Bound in cloth with foil blocking
Specialist 150 gsm paper stock
All copies individually numbered

The Limited Edition

Organized by photographer, Magnum Magnum is built upon a concept from Magnum’s early days and what made Magnum such a unique creative environment; a collaborative process where each of the four founding members picture edited the other’s photographs. This book evokes the same creative spirit, with each current Magnum photographer selecting and critiquing six key works by another of the agency’s 87 photographers along with a commentary explaining the rationale behind their choices.

On publication in 2007, the first edition immediately sold out, establishing Magnum Magnum as the definitive photobook of its era. This new edition, celebrating Magnum’s 75th Anniversary, adds the 25 photographers who have joined Magnum in the last 15 years. With more than 150 new photographs and over 700 pages, this book is the definition of an updated classic.

Created and produced in collaboration with Steidl, and designed by Martin Andersen, this very collectible edition returns to the original, epic 390 x 320mm page size, is printed in Göttingen under the direction of Gerhard Steidl himself in five colour process throughout on 150gsm Magno Volume Paper by Sappi, Italy and bound in real cloth with two-colour foil blocking.

Brimming with photographic masterpieces … some of the greatest pictures ever taken.

Sunday Times

A great slab of a book … [the photographs are] reproduced on a lavish scale and with equal quality … beautiful and a pleasure to leaf through.

The Times

A celebration of the power and persistence of an iconic photographic agency … dazzling.

Daily Telegraph

Available in a run of just 75 copies is an edition signed by over 20 Magnum photographers.

A magnificent venture … grand in scale and content.

John Banville, Financial Times Magazine

Meet the editor

Brigitte Lardinois has been the Director of the Photography and Archive Research Centre (PARC) at University of the Arts in London since 2018. Her specialisms include photography and curation with a personal research focus of investigating the Edward Reeves Archive in Lewes, UK – established in 1858 and believed to be the oldest surviving photography studio in the world. She is also involved in initiatives aiming to decolonise established photography archives at UAL and was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the London College of Communication from 2006.

Lardinois’ association with Magnum began in 1995 when she set up the Cultural Department of their agency in London. She has been involved in many Magnum group exhibitions as well as solo shows – working closely with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr, Josef Koudelka, Eve Arnold, Elliott Erwitt and many other members of the agency.

Portrait by Edward Reeves Photography