09 February 2009

MAGNUM'S first

On Friday we went back to the VKB to see the new photographic exhibition. Magnum's First: The Face of Time 1955 -1956 features early images from photographers of the Magnum agency.

That agency was founded by a group of photogrpahers in 1947 and remains a collective to this day. Among its founders were two of the greats of modern photography: Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa.

The exhibition on display now is the first ever exhibition by the Magnum agency. Originally exhibited in 1955-1956 in Austria, the pictures were then packed into wooden crates and stored in a basement room where they were finally discovered in 2006.

The exhibition runs until 10 May. If you are in Munich don't miss it.

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