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.
Tour de France
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The legends, the landscape, the stars, the coveted yellow jersey. These are the ingredients that make the Tour de France the biggest event in cycling. Magnum Photos has followed the race, the riders and the spectators for more than 60 years, providing a unique portrait of the Tour.
The photographs in Gilles Peress’ Telex: Iran were taken during a five-week period in late 1979 and early 1980—a time of upheaval for the country. Published first in 1984, then again in 1997, this book and its images remain relevant today.
Writer Ernest Hemingway, who was born on July 21, 1899, became friends with Magnum founder Robert Capa during the Spanish Civil War while they were covering the conflict as correspondents. Throughout their friendship, Capa photographed Hemingway and in doing so successfully captured the spirit and sense of adventure they shared. Hemingway, who redefined the English language with his signature sparse writing style, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.