To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos next year, Thames and Hudson has released a gift range that includes a field notebook, sketchbooks and postcards.
Magnum is a photographic co-operative that champions many of the best photographers in the world. It was set up in Paris in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rita Vandivert, David Seymour, George Rodger, William Vandivert and Maria Eisner. Magnum’s photographers have captured some of the most significant events of the 20th century – be it war, religion, poverty, famine, crime, government, drugs, family life or celebrities. Current members of the co-operative include Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Harry Gruyaert and Chris Steele-Perkins.
In the words of Cartier-Bresson, “Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.”
The collection features the Magnum Photos field notebook, suitable for a professional photographer to make packing lists, logging notes and captions for every shot. The collection also includes 100 postcards with works from Magnum members such as Bruce Gilden, Eve Arnold and Cartier-Bresson, and three sketchbooks – one plain, one gridded and one dotted.