Magnum Magnum. Edited by Brigitte Lardinois. Essay by Gerry Badger. Thames and Hudson, London, 568 pp. Second edition. Signed by 16 Magnum photographers, including Antoine D'Agata, Susan Meiselas, Donovan Wylie, Alex Webb and others. Hardbound in printed dust jacket. Black-and-white and color reproductions.
"Arguments about what makes a classic Magnum photograph are notoriously difficult to resolve, especially when considering as large a stretch of work as this. But it's fair to say that the early emphasis on "the decisive moment" has never entirely faded: these pictures are high-end photojournalism, they're reportage of one kind or another (sometimes domestic and intimate, more often political and graphic), they're "masculine" (and in the great majority of cases taken by men), and they're generally keen to subordinate trickery to lucidity, self to subject, arrangement to actuality. In all these respects, the work of Capa and Cartier-Bresson is exemplary: they manifest the fundamental desire of Magnum photographers 'to look at life, to witness our times'".--Andrew Motion, "Witnesses to the world,"; The Guardian, 7 December 2007
Fine in Fine- dust jacket; slight wear; imperfection to one corner of jacket.