On this day in 1953, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin died after a long and forceful rule. Reminders of his totalitarian influence can still be seen in the former Soviet Union, through glorified statues and paintings of him.
BUDAPEST, Hungary—A dismantled statue of Stalin, 1990.
"I was never concerned with making a conventional travelogue of Tokyo, many exist and are useful guides. I was more interested in atmosphere, feeling, a sense of the strange, the whimsical, the daft, all quite intangible. I wanted the viewer, like me, to feel they sort of understood it, but didn't. They recognised something but could not quite figure it out." - Chris Steele-Perkins, February 2007
by Magnum Photographers
The definitive ceremony for American popular cinema, the Oscars recognize excellence in acting, directing, and screenwriting. This story explores the intrigue, the ardor, and the occasional triviality of the Academy Awards, as seen by Magnum Photographers.
In Souffle, l'Art du Coeur (loosely translated: Breath: The Art of the Heart), Nikos Economopoulos presents his perceptions of everyday life in his native Greece and the nearby regions, through fleeting instances of visual harmony.