On the morning of June 6, 1944, the Allied forces began landing along the coast of Normandy, launching one of the bloodiest military operations of World War II. Robert Capa was the only photographer there with the troops during the first wave of attacks. Steven Spielberg based the first scenes in Saving Private Ryan on these images.
WEYMOUTH, England—American troops leave the English port of Weymouth, June 1944.
The South Asia Earthquake that struck on October 8th, 2005 killed an estimated 73,000 people and left nearly 3 million homeless. Photographer Chris Steele-Perkins traveled with ActionAid to document the aftermath in Northern Pakistan, the area hit hardest by the quake.
Requiem in Samba
by Alex Majoli
Living in the poor favelas of Brazil, photographer Alex Majoli encountered a beautiful but violent culture shaped by the constant specter of death. During his time there, he also discovered a different outlook on life captured in the sounds of samba.
Book of the Week: Mirror, Mirror: Portugal As Seen by Magnum Photographers
by Magnum Photographers
June 10 is Portugal Day, also known as Camoes Day after the revered Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes, who died in 1580. In Mirror, Mirror, 13 Magnum photographers capture images of the country from the 1950s to the present.