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Ultimately photography is about who you are. It's the seeking of truth in relation to yourself. And seeking truth becomes a habit.
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Today, Burma (called Myanmar since 1989) celebrates its independence from British colonial rule, which ended in 1948. Magnum and Slate present a unique profile of this beautiful and complex country.

BURMA—A leg rower propels a canoe over Inle Lake, 1942.

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Interactive Essays
JoyRequiem in Samba
by Magnum Photographers

An assortment of joyful images from around the world, from children's delight at the cinema to family gatherings. Happy Holidays from everyone at Magnum.

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.

Magnum in Motion Video Podcasts
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The World Is Young
by Wayne Miller
The World Is Young is a profound and loving book by Wayne Miller, once a principal assistant to Edward Steichen. Each photograph is an exploration and celebration of the simple pleasures of childhood.
The Party's Over
The Party's Over
by Magnum Photographers
Magnum and Slate present a gallery of parties winding down around the world.

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