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Magnum Stories Hardcover – December 1, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
I truly recommend this book to all people who have serious interest in documentary photography and like reading/seeing interviews with photographers. If you just want to see pictures and not interested in personalities, then perhaps you should take a look at Magnum Degrees or other similar books.
Magnum Stories allows one to peer into the mind's eye of the most influential photojournalists of the 20th Century; part history book (as Rodger would have intended), part art book (as HCB would have intended), part photographic teaching book (as Capa would have intended), part autobiography(ies) book, and all at a price that Chim would have appreciated.
One is encouraged to read (simultaneously, if possible) Russell Miller's "Magnum - Fifty Years At The Front Line Of History" to complete the "Big Picture" of the individual Decisive Moments to fully understand the impact of the brilliant artifice constructed by Capa, Chim, HCB and Rodger in that noteworthy spring of 1947.
That said, one would have wished that the other significant actors in the House of Magnum, such as Ernest Haas, Sebastiao Salgado and Mary-Ellen Mark, would have been included in Magnum Stories. Otherwise - Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fabulous collection of shooters. Beautiful and dynamic layout kept me engaged and still does after all these years. Keep going back for inspiration from this book.Published 6 months ago by David M. Pond
I was looking forward to this book, to read it and add it to my large photo book collection. Many of the greatest photographers of the 20th century belonged to Magnum, but they... Read morePublished on September 5, 2008 by Peter Randall