Magnum Photos is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, with offices located in New York, Paris, London and Tokyo. According to co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson, “Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.

Some of Black and White Photographs from Great Legends.

Child with star mask during “Day Of The Dead”. Other child in background rolls tire for repair in garage where he works at an adult’s job.
Photo By : Larry Towell

Turkey. Kars village. Nomads.
Photo By : Nikos Economopoulos

Italy. Sicily.The Italian model Marpessa photographed for Dolce & Gabbana.
Photo By : Ferdinando Scianna

India. Bombay. Fishermens village.
Photo By : Carl De Keyzer

CHINA. Beijing.A group of Chinese watching “the Long Nose”, a term which refers to all westerners, including the photographer.
Photo By : Patrick Zachmann

USA. New York City.Manhattan. Near the Rockefeller Center.
Photo By : Raymond Depardon

Italy. Rome. Piazza della Rotonda.
Photo By : Richard Kalvar

Great Britain. England. Whitby. A sunny Sunday afternoon brings tourists and residents on to the hill overlooking whitby harbour to relax and dream.
Photo By : Ian Berry

Israel. On the West Bank of the Suez Canal during the Yom Kippur War, shown here is General Moshe Dayan (eye-patch) and General Ariel Sharon. 28TH October 1973.
Photo By : Micha Bar-Am

SPAIN. Andalucia. Grenada. Guadix.
Photo By : Josef Koudelka

Cambodia. Captured Vietcong.
Photo By : Philip Jones Griffiths

USA. Chicago, Illinois. A Black Panther Party member.
Photo By : Hiroji Kubota

USA. Virgina. Arlington. An American young girl, Jan Rose Kasmir, confronts the American National Guard outside the Pentagon during the 1967 anti-Vietnam march. This march helped to turn public opinion against the war in Vietnam.
Photo By : Marc Riboud

Cuba.Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
Photo By : Rene Burri

USA. Alabama. Birmingham. Reverend Martin Luther King at a press conference.
Photo By : Bruce Davidson

USA. Nevada. Reno. Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe were already separated but nevertheless worked together on “The Misfits”.
Photo By : Inge Morath

Russia. Moscow. Elliott Erwitt was covering the 40th anniversary of the Russian revolution for the American magazine Holiday. No foreigners were allowed to take part in the parade, but he managed to slip in behind a Soviet TV crew and home in on the Red Army’s new intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Photo By : Elliott Erwitt

Hungary. Erich Lessing was in Poland, but history was being written in Hungary. So on 24 October he took a plane back to his native Vienna, then drove to Budapest. He had only just crossed the border when he photographed rebel soldiers taking down Lenin’s portrait at city hall in Györ. “Even if Soviet domination lasted another thirty years”, Lessing would comment fifty years later,” this was the prelude to its end”.
Photo By : Erich Lessing

USA. New York. James Dean haunted Times Square. For a novice actor in the fifties this was THE place to go. The Actors Studio, directed by Lee Strasberg, was in its heyday and just a block away.
Photo By : Dennis Stock

Peru. On the road to Cuzco, near Pisac, in the Valle Sagrado of the Urubamba river.
Photo By : Werner Bischof

USA. Seattle. Washington. Members of the Seattle Tubing Society in full float.
Photo By : Burt Glinn

USA. South Carolina. Daufuskie Island. Men praying in church.
Photo By : Constantine Manos

Israel. First child (Miriam Trito) born in the settlement of Alma. Eliezer Trito is in charge of the pipeline construction work which is going to bring water from the source 3 miles away. He is seen here with the daughter he had with his wife Miriam.
Photo By : David ‘Chim’ Seymour

USA. New York City. Fashion in Harlem. Model Charlotte Stibling aka ‘Fabulous’ waits backstage for the entrance cue to model clothes designed and made in the Harlem community. The venue is the Abyssinian Church.
Photo By : Eve Arnold

Sudan. Kordofan. The Nubas.
Photo By : George Rodger

Delhi. Gandhi leaving Meherauli, a Muslim shrine. This is one of the last appearances between the end of his fast and his death.
Photo By : Henri Cartier-Bresson

Ukraine. Shevchenko. At the instigation of the New York Herald Tribune and the Ladies’ Home Journal, Robert Capa – “The greatest war photographer of them all” – and John Steinbeck author of Mice and Men, came together as a novel duo and spent three months in the Soviet Union. The director of the women’s magazine warned American readers. “It is not a matter of photographing communism, but of showing that Russia is also a people”.
Photo By : Robert Capa

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