Framing Community: Magnum Photos, 1947 – Present



Werner Bischof. a Magnum Photos meeting in Paris. From L-R, Robert Papa – Maria Eisner – Alberto Mondador (Epoca) – Ernst Haas – (standing) George Rodger – Joan Bush – David Seymour – Leonard Spooner (illustrated) Werner Bischof, France, 1950. Image via magnum

Continuing the celebration of Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary, the exhibit Framing Community, Magnum Photos, 1947-Present explores the history of this iconic photo agency and its community of photographers, who, for 70 years, have had their cameras pointed at the World. Organized into four thematic sections: Longing for Community, Shifting Community, Contested Territories, and Displaced Community, the exhibition includes works by photographers Bruno Barbey, René Burri, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Bieke Depoorter, Carl de Keyzer, Paul Fusco, Jim Goldberg, Thomas Hoepker, Josef Koudelka, Susan Meiselas, Alessandra Sanguinetti, David Seymour, Alec Soth, Larry Towels, Peter van Agtmael and Alex Webb.

Bruce Davidson, Freedom Riders Bus Trip from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi. Montgomery, Alabama, USA, 1961. Image via magnum

“Framing Community features a selection of seventeen visions and narratives representing communities in a conflicted, dispersed, and racially fractured state. The subjects of this photo exhibition are searching to belong, while living in exile and navigating shifting politics and identities.”

Framing Community, Magnum Photos, 1947-Present is curated by Professor Maria Antonella Pelizzari and her students, and will be on view from September 29 to November 26, 2017, with Opening Reception on September 28 from 7-9pm. Hunter College Art Galleries, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery is located at 132 East 68th Street.

While you’re waiting, Henri Cartier-Bresson at The Rubin Museum of Art & the ICP’s Magnum Manifesto will be on view to September 3rd, and check out Photoville 2017, opening September 13th.