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It is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as a precise organization of forms, which give that event its proper expression.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Tuesday, Jul. 4, 2006
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Day of the First Tour de France Bicycle Race 1903
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2006
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On this day in 1811, Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain, under the leadership of the still-revered Simón Bolívar and Francisco de Miranda.

VENEZUELA—1993.

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Interactive Essays
The Aesthetic HunterFashion magazine
The Aesthetic Hunter
by Steve McCurry

Famously displayed in his Afghan girl photo, Steve McCurry possesses an uncanny ability to unveil his subject. As a master of light, color, and composition, he strives not to display his own prowess, but to bring to light the soul of his subject.

Fashion Magazine
by Bruce Gilden

Like a bull in a china shop, Bruce Gilden lets loose with Fashion Magazine, a high-concept, tongue-in-cheek take on the glossy conventions of the fashion world. In the seven-part magazine, Gilden recasts the world of beauty and glamour through his up-close and aggressive street photography style.

Magnum in Motion Video Podcasts
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Book of the Week: <i>Land of My Father</i>
Book of the Week: Land of My Father
by David Hurn
David Hurn’s Land of My Father showcases the strength of Welsh culture and history in images that conjure up what life for his father must have been like, as well as the modern transformation of industry and contemporary social changes.
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Zoom In: Bikini Birthday
Zoom In: Bikini Birthday
by Magnum Photographers
On July 5, 1946, the bikini was unveiled during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris.

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