A Photobook About What It’s Like To Be A Human Being

Eli Reed’s latest book ‘A Long Walk Home’ is a look back at his life’s work and the people he has photographed

Eli Reed is one of the greatest photographers of the past half-century. His latest book ‘A Long Walk Home’ is a personal look back at his life’s work and the people he has photographed

The World as Seen by Magnum’s First Black Photographer

Whether he’s photographing Hollywood actors or armed militia men, Eli Reed’s work can be characterized by a distinct sense of humanity and empathy. His...

Whether he’s photographing Hollywood actors or armed militia men, Eli Reed’s work can be characterized by a distinct sense of humanity and empathy. His book, A Long Walk Home, which was published by University of Texas Press in May, is an expansive testament to this quality through more than 250 black-and-white images from several continents and more than five decades covering a wide spectrum of subjects.

Eli Reed's Long Walk Home

A major retrospective of Eli Reed’s work shows how the Magnum photographer has sought beauty and understanding of the human condition.

“I just kept working at things to try to understand where I was coming from,” he said. “If you don’t try, nothing will happen. This world is so temporary, it would be nice that when we leave it, we leave something of substance behind. I’m not a pacifist or a Pollyanna. I just know there is a better way of doing things.”

Lucie Awards Honor Lifetime Achievements | PDNPulse

Eli Reed, Bill Eppridge, Dawoud Bey and Rich Clarkson were among the veteran photographers honored for their contributions to photography at the 2011 Lucie Awards, held October 24 in New York City. In accepting the award for Achievement in Photojournalism

Eli Reed, Bill Eppridge, Dawoud Bey and Rich Clarkson were among the veteran photographers honored for their contributions to photography at the 2011 Lucie Awards, held October 24 in New York City.

Eli Reed, Rich Clarkson, Bill Eppridge Receive 2011 Lucie Awards

The International Photography Awards (IPA) competition, a sister effort of the Lucie Foundation, is proud to announce its 2011 finalists, who were selected by an international jury panel of photography professionals.  Three of the 21 finalists will be named Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year, and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, at the Lucie Awards ceremony in October.

Access to Life

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In Access to Life, eight Magnum photographers portray people in nine countries around the world before and four months after they began antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Paolo Pellegrin in Mali, Alex Majoli in Russia, Larry Towell in Swaziland and South Africa, Jim Goldberg in India, Gilles Peress in Rwanda, Jonas Bendiksen in Haiti, Steve McCurry in Vietnam and Eli Reed in Peru

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