Many of Magnum’s most renowned photographers have photographed China, returning time and again, their fascination growing in line with the country’s burgeoning accessibility and international influence. We take a look at some of the stunning photos from 'Magnum China'.
According to co-founder of Magnum Photos, Henri Cartier-Bresson, “Magnum is a community of thought… [with] a curiosity about what is going on in the world… and a desire to transcribe it visually.”
From their first assignment in China in 1930, Magnum photographers have returned time and time again, their fascination growing as the country changed. From the Mao Years to the rise of the global superpower we know today, Magnum photographers have captured China through candid, unflinching, iconic and truly representative photos.
Each photo in Magnum China gives a glimpse of day to life in China, of love, family, tradition, art, farming, of the people, and in retrospect, the people behind the history books and archived news reports. We take a look at some of the stunning photos below.
Since the Chinese movie industry in 1920, over 300 movie periodicals were created; although little trace now remains of that once-flourishing print genre, Chinese Movie Magazines collates and contextualizes more than 500 full-colour covers, “from Charlie Chaplin to Chairman Mao”. Discover the forgotten magazines here.