Magnum Photos (Photofile)

Magnum Photos, Fred Ritchin, Julien Frydman

The classic Photofile series brings together the best work of the world's greatest photographers in an attractive format and at a reasonable price.

Handsome and collectible, the books each contain some sixty reproductions in color and/or duotone, plus a critical introduction and a bibliography.

Magnum was the first cooperative photo agency, created by the photographers themselves. It owes its reputation to the quality of its members, who never ignore the guiding principle of the agency's founders: solidarity in respect for the individual. Magnum photographers are united in their basic understanding of journalism and a humanistic view of their fellow beings.


Magnum Photos


Magnum Photos, the world's most prestigious photographic agency, was formed in 1947.

Fred Ritchin

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Fred Ritchin is a writer, educator, and photography critic. Currently the dean emeritus of the International Center of Photography (ICP) School, Ritchin was also the founding director of the documentary photography and photojournalism program at the ICP. Prior to joining ICP, Ritchin was professor of photography and imaging at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and codirector of the NYU/Magnum Foundation photography and human rights educational program.

Julien Frydman

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