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The name of the international cooperative of freelance photographers founded in New York in 1947. Magnum Photos is particularly associated with the photojournalism of its co-founder Robert Capa (1913–1954). The oeuvre of Capa (Endre Friedmann), who came from a Hungarian-Jewish family, includes photographs at and behind the fronts of five wars in the mid-20th century. Capa’s visual war reporting is considered pioneering, and his influence on photography in general is unmistakable.

With Magnum Photos, its founder Robert Capa and his colleagues Henri Cartier-Bress…

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Soltes, Ori Z., “Magnum”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0507>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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