Prestel

Magnum Revolution

65 Years of Fighting for Freedom

With contributions from Paul Watson

Hardcoverwith jacket, 256 pages, 24.0x30, 9.4 x 11.8 Inches, 100 colour illustrations, 150 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-4644-1
US$ 60.00 | GBP 35.00

Date of publication:
USA October 17, 2012 | UK September 26, 2012
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Jon Lee   Anderson - Magnum Revolution
 
 
 

 

Culled from the archives of the prestigious 65-year-old photo agency founded by Henri Cartier Bresson, this collection of images from internationally renowned photographers is a compelling record of the recent decades of worldwide revolution.

The history of revolution is as old as humanity; yet it is only since the invention of photography that we have been able to discern the realities of these conflicts from the distance of time. Starting with the Hungarian uprising in 1956 and culminating with the most recent triumphs and tragedies of the »Arab Spring«, this book brings together hundreds of color and black-and-white images that depict historic events from a human perspective. Iconic images from revolutions in Prague, Nicaragua, Tiananmen Square, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and other locations are introduced in double-page spreads featuring the images of Magnum photographers such as Raymond Depardon, Burt Glinn, René Burri, Josef Koudelka, Susan Meiselas, and many more. Introduced by renowned »New Yorker« journalist Jon Lee Anderson, and featuring texts and interviews by Paul Watson, this uplifting and important book offers, for the first time, a collective understanding of the universal dream of freedom and the inevitability of change.

 
See also:
"65 Years of Magnum Photography" - telegraph.co.uk
 
"Sixty-five years of revolution" - newyorker.com
 

 

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