Magnum Analog Recovery takes readers along an unusual route through the history of Magnum's first 30 years from Robert Capa's D-Day (1944) to Telex Iran by Gilles Peress (1979) : the range comprises 231 prints of that period from the Magnum Analog Recovery archive. This path - neither academic nor official - leads us through the mysteries at the heart of the Magnum cooperative. It is a sensitive journey through the upheavals of time.
Reproduced in a file reminiscent of the archive boxes from which they came, these iconic 20th-century photographs are to be found side by side with numerous unpublished images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, René Burri, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb and Gilles Peress.
Texts and quotations from the photographers (notes, extracts from correspondence of recorded conversations) punctuate the sequence and call to mind the approaches to photography to be found at the heart of Magnum, approaches that can sometimes be contradictory.
Devised by Diane Dufour and Pierre Hourquet (Temple). Magnum Analog Recovery has been published by LE BAL, with support of the Fondation Jan Michalski
Black and white
32 quotations and documents
13.8 x 8.3 x 2.4 inches