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Flashbacks on Film: Magnum Photographers

Magnum Photos is an international photo community formed back in 1947. The photo cooperative has members from different regions. The fellowship of these photographers dates back decades ago as seen on this photo.

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Magnum Photos was founded by renowned photographers Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David Seymour back in 1947. They inducted new photographers in the cooperative through the process of election. Applicants may be invited as a Nominee Member for 2 years, and then their portfolios are looked into before they become Associate Members of Magnum. After another 2 years, an Associate Member can become a Full Member, with voting rights. The annual meeting of Magnum happens June of every year. During the meeting, they discuss the affairs of the club and also get to know Nominee Members.

The photo above shows the first few Magnum photographers during their annual meeting in 1957. That year, the annual meeting was held in Paris. Some notable photographers who are part of Magnum include Philippe Halsman, Elliott Erwitt, Eve Arnold, Steve McCurry, and Cornell Capa.

Read more articles on the Flashbacks on Film series. Sources for this article include Wikipedia – Magnum Photos, and Lady in Blue Stockings.

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