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Magnum P.C.

Magnum, the international photography co-operative founded in 1947 by Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, has sold its photo archive to the founder of Dell computers. Michael Dell‘s investment firm, MSD Capital, will lend the collection – which includes more than 185,000 prints chronicling events in the past century – to the University of Texas, where it will be accessible to scholars and the public.

(from The Guardian UK)

You can find an example of the agency’s photos in this sideshow at the Guardian newspaper. It includes classic pictures of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali. Also recommended is a trip to the Magnum website, where you can find special “essays” on specific subjects and you can subscribe to or download their impressive photo podcasts, available in .mov format and with an average size of about 20 MB.

Strange Random Photography Quote:

Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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