ARTstor has added 73,000 photographs from Magnum Photos, with another 7,000 to be added later. This new collection will provide access to high quality photographs taken from the late 1930s on, “covering industry, society and people, places of interest, politics, news events, disasters and conflict …” and reflecting the interests of the individual photographers as well as recording defining moments of contemporary history. These images can be used in a variety of disciplines: the arts, humanities, social sciences and others.
Magnum Photos was founded as a cooperative in 1947 by four photographers, among whom were Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa, and Magnum still exists today, now owned by 80 photographers. Magnum photographers covered events such as the Spanish Civil War and World War II; they photographed in African, India, the Far East, behind the Iron Curtain, and in the United States.
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