On this day in 1900, Congress ratified the Gold Standard. Magnum and Slate present images of the versatile and shiny metal around the world.
SHANGHAI, China—As the value of paper money sank, the government decided to distribute 40 grams of gold to each person. Thousands waited in line for hours. Ten people were crushed to death, December 1948.
"The biggest problem that women have is being ambivalent about their own power ... We should be comfortable with the idea of wielding power. We shouldn't feel that it detracts from our femininity." -Elizabeth Wurtzel
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.
Tory: Ile Aux Confins de l'Europe
by Martine Franck
Located off the coast of County Donegal, Tory Island is a unique Gaelic-speaking community with fewer than 200 inhabitants that is led by a king and queen. In her book Tory: Ile Aux Confins de l'Europe, Martine Franck captures the microcosm of the island, showing how a relatively secluded but tightly knit community survives and keeps its roots intact.
March is National Women’s History Month. In this week’s Zoom In, Magnum and Slate present images of women who have fought for and wielded the power to change societies on a political or governmental scale.