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I am passionate about photography and I feel I have no choice to do anything else.
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Today is Bastille Day, which commemorates the fall of the Bastille, a medieval fortress later used as a state prison that often held political prisoners. The fall of the Bastille in 1789 marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

PARIS—A parade of the Popular Front, a government coalition between Socialists, Communists, and other anti-fascist parties, July 14, 1936.

© Cornell Capa Photos by Robert Capa © 2001 / Magnum Photos
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
Book of the Week: <i>Humanity and inhumanity</i>
Book of the Week: Humanity and inhumanity
by George Rodger
George Rodger’s long career was dedicated to capturing and evoking the human condition. He covered events both sad and triumphant, often before anyone else had. For instance, he was among the first to photograph the Nubas of Sudan. He is also renowned for the emblematic pictures he took after World War II, when he left Britain and photographed Africa, the Near East, and the Indian subcontinent.
Zoom In: Bull Run
Zoom In: Bull Run
by Magnum Photographers
July 6-14 marks the Fiesta de San Fermín, home to the dangerous “running of the bulls,” where people run through the streets of Pamplona before they congregate in the arena for the daily bullfight. Magnum photographers have covered bullfighting for decades in Spain, as well as in France and Mexico.

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