Leica and Magnum: Past Present Future Video

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011
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Leica & Magnum: Past Present Future from leica camera on Vimeo.

Okay, maybe this is the best thing we have seen today. The cooperative photography agency Magnum Photos and Leica, the McCartney and Lennon of all that is good about photography, just released this new video titled Leica and Magnum: Past Present Future, featuring some historical and culture defining photographs and voice-over commentary from Alice George, former head of Magnum.

The full write-up:

A core principal which framed the establishment of Magnum Photos in 1947 was the belief that photographers should have a point of view in their imagery that transcended any formulaic recording of contemporary events. This tradition continues today with the new series of photographic essays being produced by Magnum and Leica.

Burning curiosity breeds evocative expression and it is precisely this spirit which Magnum and Leica will be supporting through this new agreement to create and publish new multimedia essays that will take a deeper look into the stories behind the photographs.

The stories will cover new works by Magnum photographers addressing contemporary themes as well as investigations into the archives of photographers career-long obsessions to share Magnum photographer's individual journeys and unique ways of storytelling.

New stories will be presented on online at leica-camera.com, lfi-online.de and inmotion.magnumphotos.com/ .

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