MAGNUM FESTIVAL: June 2007, New York City

Magnum Photos is celebrating 60 years as an independent agency and artistic cooperative. Timed to correspond with this seminal anniversary, the Magnum Festival will embrace various aspects of the past 60 years of documentary as well as promote the importance for responsible documentary work in the future. A complete listing of events will be posted on a dedicated website that will be located at:; check back for updates.

I can share the following calendar items with you in the meantime!


1) Walter Reade Theater
Magnum and the Future of Photojournalism
Several active members of the Magnum agency will join Mark Whitaker, former editor of Newsweek, onstage at the Walter Reade for a free panel discussion about the future of photojournalism.
Sunday June 3rd, 2pm
Walter Reade Theater
70 Lincoln Center Plaza

2) New York Public Library
Magnum @ 60
With the advent of the “digital revolution” and “citizen journalism,” more people are taking pictures and telling/sharing stories than ever before. Now, the power of photography has been thrown into a new light and traditional photojournalism must answer new questions. How does this democracy change the role of the journalist? Will traditional photojournalism have a place in the future? Magnum Photos and Live from the NYPL consider the future of Magnum and the face of photography within this rapidly developing landscape.
Saturday June 16th, 7pm
The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
$15 through

3) Half King
Drinks with Magnum
Join Magnum photographers, family, and friends for spirits and conversation .
Tuesday June 19th, 7–9pm
Half King Bar and Restaurant
505 W 23rd Street

4) Strand Books
Magnum at the Strand
Representing the latest in Magnum’s history of seminal photo books, Elliott Erwitt, Thomas Dworzak, Alex Webb, and others sign copies of their newest releases on the second floor Photography Department of Strand Books. Wine and cheese reception.
Monday June 11th, 7–8:30pm
Strand Books
828 Broadway (at 12th Street)

5) Martine Franck
Martine Franck Book Signing
Martine Franck introduces two new books; Martine Franck (Phaidon 55) and Martine Franck: Photo Poche No. 111 (Actes Sud).
Tuesday June 26th, 6–8pm
Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 E 57th Street / Suite 1406

FILMS and EXHIBITIONS SCHEDULE to follow shortly.


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