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Yes, the photographer is an author because he decides on the moment, but reality speaks extremely forcefully; it is the main author of the images.
Gilles Peress
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The Fall of Phnom Penh / The Rise of the Khmer Rouge
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SUDAN—During the severe Sahel famine of 1984-85, refugees from Tigray and Eritrea depend on the flat-top Acacia abyssinica for wood to burn as fuel and for shade, 1985.
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Interactive Essays
Chernobyl LegacyPoint and Shoot
Chernobyl Legacy
by Paul Fusco

The nightmare of Chernobyl continues to be a painful reality for those exposed to its radioactive fallout. In Chernobyl Legacy, Paul Fusco faces the human tragedy of the world's worst nuclear energy disaster.

Point and Shoot
by Philip Jones Griffiths

Throughout his long career, Phillip Jones Griffiths has poignantly documented violent conflict with unabashed honesty and disdain for its consequences. "I’ve covered many wars and seen what bullets do to flesh and I’m rather proud to say that I got all that macho stuff out of my system in my youth."

Magnum in Motion Video Podcasts
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<i>Time of Trees</i>
Time of Trees
by Stuart Franklin
April 27 is Arbor Day. In a sequence of images that takes us on a journey through five continents, Franklin explores trees, that organic entity most adored, contemplated, used, protected, destroyed, and worked by man, and invites us to reflect upon the complex relationship between humans and the environment.
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Chernobyl Revisited
Chernobyl Revisited
by Magnum Photographers
This week in 1986, the world’s worst nuclear explosion took place at the Chernobyl nuclear power station. After an attempted Soviet coverup, residents were evacuated, though thousands remained. The disaster caused toxic radiation to drift into the atmosphere of surrounding areas and to Europe, contaminating millions of acres of forest, endangering livestock, and causing 32 immediate deaths and several thousand radiation-illness and cancer-related deaths later. The last reactor unit of the power station was closed in 2000. Magnum and Slate present the people of the areas surrounding the plant, with special attention paid to the young.

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