Elliott Erwitt, Unemployment, Detroit, 1961 © Elliott Erwit/Magnum Photos
” Detroit, to the rest of the world, stands as the symbol of the American productivity. But since its main industry is automobiles, a luxury item, Detroit reflects economic crisis more quickly than other centers. In the current recession, it is considered a “depressed aera”. Factories are now working at 44% capacity of a year ago, and over 11% of the city’s workers are unemployed. ”
— Text and captions extracted from the story “ The Kennedy Style ” no 61-14, May 1961
Magnum by Magnum photographers
Coinciding with Magnum Analog Recovery exhibition, LE BAL and the Eye of Photography work out for you some iconic as well as unseen images back from the golden age of the agency by the photographers themselves. Their own words, ethical aesthetics and politics issues are striking landmarks of the evolution of photographers’experience in this key period.
Magnum Analog Recovery exhibition
From April 29 to August 27, LE BAL is presenting a range of the co-operative’s treasures with contemporary prints and designs for books and publications dating from the creation of Magnum Photos (1947) till 1977. This year marks both 70 years of Magnum Photos and the completion of an archive making thousands of contemporary prints at last accessible : Magnum Analog Recovery (M.A.R.).