In the photography world, few organisations are as important as Magnum Photos. From the almost absurdist shots by Elliott Erwitt to Henri Cartier-Bresson’s mastery of his self-coined ‘decisive moment,’ the agency’s legacy is unprecedented.

This year, it’s celebrating its 70th anniversary with a series of events, exhibitions and books, and we’re celebrating with them. The Magnum Manifesto, a book as well as an exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York, explores how the agency and its members have evolved over the past decades. WeTransfer spoke to three photographers represented in the manifesto – Constantine Manos, Richard Kalvar and Olivia Arthur.

OLIVIA ARTHUR. THE REMNANTS OF THE MV DARA WRECK WHICH LIES IN 20M OF WATER OFF THE COAST OF DUBAI, AND HAS BECOME COVERED IN FISHING NETS. DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (2013).

RICHARD KALVER. BOSTON. OKLAHOMA SENATOR FRED HARRIS CAMPAIGNING FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION, SHAKING HANDS WITH PEOPLE ENTERING THE SUBWAY. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA (1976).


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Editor: Suzanne Tromp | WeTransfer