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Magnum Dogs

Magnum Photos, Jonny Clowes


Unleashed by the world’s finest photographers, mischievous mutts, performing pooches and streetwise strays all leap to life in this deliciously waggish compilation from the Magnum archive

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Magnum Dogs is the ultimate collection of canine photography for the discerning dog lover, bringing together a brilliantly diverse and cheering selection that showcases the visual wit and skill of the Magnum team. It features some 180 photographs of dogs from across the world, organized into five thematic chapters – Streetwise, Best in Show, At the Beach, Behind the Scenes and It's a Dog's Life. Canine encounters include immaculately coiffured showdogs captured in wryly observed photography from the likes of Martin Parr and Harry Gruyaert, or intimate glimpses of Hollywood stars alongside their trusted, four-legged confidants, as seen through the lenses of Eve Arnold and Dennis Stock.

Whether depicting strays roaming the streets of Colombia or pampered pooches lounging in Parisian apartments, these photos brim with affection, humour and insight into the human as well as canine condition.

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'It is all too easy to think of dogs as pets, but this collection rightfully highlights them as protagonists'
Financial Times

'Thoughtfully put together with a wide range of pictures, this is a must for lovers of dogs and portraiture alike'
Black & White Photography

'A must for any dog lover in your life who also happens to appreciate great photography … showcases the visual wit and skill of the iconic agency’s photographers … It’s impossible not to enjoy browsing the cornucopia of canine encounters captured in the book … lovingly curated'
Digital Camera World

'Witty, cheering … charming'
The i newspaper

'[A] handbag-sized delight'
The Times, Photography Books of the Year 2021

'If you feel gloomy with the state of the world, flicking through a few pages of this gorgeous book of dog-themed photography is just the tonic'
The Herald

'‘[Makes] you see the world in a slightly different way'
Daily Mail

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 17.2 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 208 pp

Illustrations: 180

Publication date: 25 March 2021

ISBN: 9780500545478

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Streetwise • 2. Best in Show • 3. At the Beach • 4. Behind the Scenes • 5. It's a Dog's Life • Index of photographers

About the Author

Magnum Photos, the world’s most prestigious photographic agency, was formed in 1947 by four photographers: Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David ‘Chim’ Seymour. Its members are renowned for their intelligence in combining both reporter and artist in the photographer’s role – attributes that have defined Magnum for over 70 years, and continue to do so.