“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough,” Magnum co-founder Robert Capa famously said. From June 5 to 9, 2017, Magnum examines what it means to “get closer” and offers a sale of signed or estate-stamped square prints from its photographers available at a price of US$100 (about 90€). Each image comes with a unique story from the photographer.
This project is part of a cycle of four Square Prints Sales to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the agency, investigating the legacy of Magnum’s co-founders Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, David “Chim” Seymour and George Rodger and how their work continues to inform and influence photography to the present day.
Through images and texts, re-definitions of the “closer” theme are at the heart of this collective body of work by Magnum photographers. Encompassing both classic and contemporary practices, the square print project includes photographs of history-defining moments such as Stuart Franklin’s Tank Man image from Tiananmen Square (1989), Robert Capa’s D-Day series (1944), and Abbas’s Iranian Revolution coverage (1979), alongside work from contemporary masters of photojournalism Matt Black, Paolo Pellegrin, Diana Markosian and Lorenzo Meloni.
Square Prints Sale, by Magnum
$100 – 90€, per signed or estate-stamped print, dispatched from Magnum Photos New York
From June 5, 9.00am EST to June 9, 2017, 6.00pm EST.
NB: orders outside the USA could be subject to customs charges.