L'agence Magnum fête son 70e anniversaire avec une expo aux couleurs de New York

Il y a 70 ans naissait une des plus grandes agences photo du monde. Afin de célébrer ces années d'images emblématiques, Magnum expose une partie de son fonds à New York.

USA. New York City. 1955. James DEAN haunted Times Square. For a novice actor in the fifties this was the place to go. The Actors Studio, directed by Lee STRASBERG, was in its heyday and just a block away. Images for use only in connection with direct publicity for Magnum anniversary website launch, from 7th February 2017. • These images are for one time use only and must not be electronically stored in an media asset retrieval database • one Magnum image can be used without fees for online or inside print use only. Please contact Magnum to use on any front covers. Online use is limited to 1000 pixels on the longest side • Images must be credited and captioned as outlined by Magnum Photos • Images must not be reproduced at more than 1000 pixels without permission from Magnum Photos • Images must not be overlaid with text, cropped or altered in anyway without permission from Magnum Photos. - usage will include the following information: "Early Magnum In & On New York" is part of Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary program

États-Unis, New York, 1955. James Dean a hanté Times Square. Pour un acteur novice dans les années 1950, c'était l'endroit où il fallait être. L'Actors Studio, dirigé par Lee Strasberg, était alors à son apogée et se trouvait non loin de là. (© Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos). Early Magnum On & In New York fait partie du programme anniversaire des 70 ans de Magnum Photos.

Le 6 février 1947, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger et David "Chim" Seymour se félicitent de la création de leur tout nouveau collectif artistique. Selon la légende, ils trinquent à la réussite de leur projet au Museum of Modern Art de New York autour d'un magnum de champagne, et tirent leur nom du fameux format de bouteille.

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Les bulles ont dû leur porter chance puisqu'en 70 ans, Magnum est devenu l'une des agences les plus influentes du monde en rassemblant le travail de 92 photographes. 49 photographes membres continuent de relater les chroniques de notre monde, et d'en interpréter "les populations, événements et problématiques à travers une narration imagée".

2017 signe le 70e anniversaire de la célèbre agence photo. L'occasion pour Magnum d'honorer ceux qui ont contribué à sa grandeur. Le programme de cet anniversaire spécial est à la hauteur de l'histoire de la maison : des événements publics, des expositions, un livre et de nouveaux projets.

Le New York des années 1950

Les festivités débutent à New York, au National Arts Club Grand Gallery plus précisément, où sont exposées des photographies de la ville, prises dans les premiers temps de l'agence, entre 1947 et 1960. Fidèle à ses valeurs d'excellence, de vérité, de respect et d'indépendance, les images de l'exposition "Early Magnum: On & In New York" présentent autant le faste new-yorkais que les petites gens de la ville.

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L'exposition mêle les images de photographes phares de Magnum, tels que Bruce Davidson, Dennis Stock ou encore Erich Hartmann, tout en intégrant des images d'archives des bureaux new-yorkais de l'agence. Les visages d'inconnus et de célébrités, de la politique ou de l'art par exemple, sont présents dans ces clichés qui retracent une période particulière des États-Unis et de la ville de New York. On retrouve entre autres James Dean, le couple Kennedy, Henri Cartier-Bresson ou un enfant vendeur de journaux, sur les photographies en noir et blanc et en couleurs de l'expo.

Les images des photographes prouvent leur intérêt pour la ville. Bruce Davidson déclarait à son propos : "New York est un état d'esprit, cette ville n'est que vitalité, prise de risques et surprise. Elle est vibrante, belle, laide et déprimante".

USA. New York City. 1959. Sammy DAVIS Jr. looks out a Manhattan window. Images for use only in connection with direct publicity for Magnum anniversary website launch, from 7th February 2017. • These images are for one time use only and must not be electronically stored in an media asset retrieval database • one Magnum image can be used without fees for online or inside print use only. Please contact Magnum to use on any front covers. Online use is limited to 1000 pixels on the longest side • Images must be credited and captioned as outlined by Magnum Photos • Images must not be reproduced at more than 1000 pixels without permission from Magnum Photos • Images must not be overlaid with text, cropped or altered in anyway without permission from Magnum Photos. - usage will include the following information: "Early Magnum In & On New York" is part of Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary program

États-Unis, New York, 1959. Brooklyn Gang (© Burt Glinn/Magnum Photos). "Early Magnum On & In New York" fait partie du programme anniversaire des 70 ans de Magnum Photos.

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5th Avenue. Henri CARTIER BRESSON, French photographer. Images for use only in connection with direct publicity for Magnum anniversary website launch, from 7th February 2017. • These images are for one time use only and must not be electronically stored in an media asset retrieval database • one Magnum image can be used without fees for online or inside print use only. Please contact Magnum to use on any front covers. Online use is limited to 1000 pixels on the longest side • Images must be credited and captioned as outlined by Magnum Photos • Images must not be reproduced at more than 1000 pixels without permission from Magnum Photos • Images must not be overlaid with text, cropped or altered in anyway without permission from Magnum Photos. - usage will include the following information: "Early Magnum In & On New York" is part of Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary program

5e Avenue. Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographe français. (© René Burri/Magnum Photos). "Early Magnum On & In New York" fait partie du programme anniversaire des 70 ans de Magnum Photos.

USA. New York City. 1960. Senator John F. KENNEDY and Jacqueline KENNEDY campaign during a ticker tape parade in Manhattan. Images for use only in connection with direct publicity for Magnum anniversary website launch, from 7th February 2017. • These images are for one time use only and must not be electronically stored in an media asset retrieval database • one Magnum image can be used without fees for online or inside print use only. Please contact Magnum to use on any front covers. Online use is limited to 1000 pixels on the longest side • Images must be credited and captioned as outlined by Magnum Photos • Images must not be reproduced at more than 1000 pixels without permission from Magnum Photos • Images must not be overlaid with text, cropped or altered in anyway without permission from Magnum Photos. - usage will include the following information: "Early Magnum In & On New York" is part of Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary program

États-Unis, New York, 1960. Le sénateur John F. Kennedy et Jacqueline Kennedy en campagne durant une parade à Manhattan. (© Cornell Capa/Magnum Photos © International Center of Photography). "Early Magnum On & In New York" fait partie du programme anniversaire des 70 ans de Magnum Photos.

USA. New York City. 1951. A new face for the new world. Images for use only in connection with direct publicity for Magnum anniversary website launch, from 7th February 2017. • These images are for one time use only and must not be electronically stored in an media asset retrieval database • one Magnum image can be used without fees for online or inside print use only. Please contact Magnum to use on any front covers. Online use is limited to 1000 pixels on the longest side • Images must be credited and captioned as outlined by Magnum Photos • Images must not be reproduced at more than 1000 pixels without permission from Magnum Photos • Images must not be overlaid with text, cropped or altered in anyway without permission from Magnum Photos. - usage will include the following information: "Early Magnum In & On New York" is part of Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary program

États-Unis, New York, 1951. Un nouveau visage pour le nouveau monde. (© Dennis stock/Magnum Photos). "Early Magnum On & In New York" fait partie du programme anniversaire des 70 ans de Magnum Photos.

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USA. New York. 1955. Images for use only in connection with direct publicity for Magnum anniversary website launch, from 7th February 2017. • These images are for one time use only and must not be electronically stored in an media asset retrieval database • one Magnum image can be used without fees for online or inside print use only. Please contact Magnum to use on any front covers. Online use is limited to 1000 pixels on the longest side • Images must be credited and captioned as outlined by Magnum Photos • Images must not be reproduced at more than 1000 pixels without permission from Magnum Photos • Images must not be overlaid with text, cropped or altered in anyway without permission from Magnum Photos. - usage will include the following information: "Early Magnum In & On New York" is part of Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary program

États-Unis, New York, 1955. (© Eliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos). "Early Magnum On & In New York" fait partie du programme anniversaire des 70 ans de Magnum Photos.

USA. New York City. 1955. Man smoking in the streets under the Brooklyn Bridge. Images for use only in connection with direct publicity for Magnum anniversary website launch, from 7th February 2017. • These images are for one time use only and must not be electronically stored in an media asset retrieval database • one Magnum image can be used without fees for online or inside print use only. Please contact Magnum to use on any front covers. Online use is limited to 1000 pixels on the longest side • Images must be credited and captioned as outlined by Magnum Photos • Images must not be reproduced at more than 1000 pixels without permission from Magnum Photos • Images must not be overlaid with text, cropped or altered in anyway without permission from Magnum Photos. - usage will include the following information: "Early Magnum In & On New York" is part of Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary program

États-Unis, New York, 1955. Un homme fume dans la rue sous le Brooklyn Bridge. (© Erich Hartmann/Magnum Photos). "Early Magnum On & In New York" fait partie du programme anniversaire des 70 ans de Magnum Photos.

USA. New York City. Fashion in Harlem. Model Charlotte Stribling aka 'Fabulous' waits backstage for the entrance cue to model clothes designed and made in the Harlem community. The venue is the Abyssinian Church. 1950. Images for use only in connection with direct publicity for Magnum anniversary website launch, from 7th February 2017. • These images are for one time use only and must not be electronically stored in an media asset retrieval database • one Magnum image can be used without fees for online or inside print use only. Please contact Magnum to use on any front covers. Online use is limited to 1000 pixels on the longest side • Images must be credited and captioned as outlined by Magnum Photos • Images must not be reproduced at more than 1000 pixels without permission from Magnum Photos • Images must not be overlaid with text, cropped or altered in anyway without permission from Magnum Photos. - usage will include the following information: "Early Magnum In & On New York" is part of Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary program

États-Unis, New York. La mode à Harlem. Le mannequin Charlotte Stripling, aussi connue sous le nom de Fabulous, attend en coulisses le signal d'entrée afin de présenter des vêtements dessinés et fabriqués à Harlem. Le défilé a lieu au sein de l'église abyssinienne. (© Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos). "Early Magnum On & In New York" fait partie du programme anniversaire des 70 ans de Magnum Photos.

USA. New York City. 1956. Wall Street. Images for use only in connection with direct publicity for Magnum anniversary website launch, from 7th February 2017. • These images are for one time use only and must not be electronically stored in an media asset retrieval database • one Magnum image can be used without fees for online or inside print use only. Please contact Magnum to use on any front covers. Online use is limited to 1000 pixels on the longest side • Images must be credited and captioned as outlined by Magnum Photos • Images must not be reproduced at more than 1000 pixels without permission from Magnum Photos • Images must not be overlaid with text, cropped or altered in anyway without permission from Magnum Photos. - usage will include the following information: "Early Magnum In & On New York" is part of Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary program

États-Unis, New York, 1956. Wall Street. (© Leonard Freed/Magnum Photos). "Early Magnum On & In New York" fait partie du programme anniversaire des 70 ans de Magnum Photos.

Les images de l'exposition "Early Magnum On & In New York" sont visibles en ligne et disponibles à l'achat sur la boutique de Magnum.

Par Lise Lanot, publié le 30/03/2017

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