Get Lost in the Contact Sheets of Magnum Photographers Elliot Erwitt, Martin Parr, Eve Arnold and More - Feature Shoot

For every iconic photograph, there is a story, and for every story that predated the rise of the digital camera, there’s a contact sheet. As part of its first ever Magnum Seasonal Benefit, the team behind the legendary cooperative has culled the archives

For every iconic photograph, there is a story, and for every story that predated the rise of the digital camera, there’s a contact sheet. As part of its first ever Magnum Seasonal Benefit, the team behind the legendary cooperative has culled the archives for contact sheets made during some of the most influential shoots in photographic history, with half of all profits going to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The Lives They Lived

From the public’s reaction to the New York Post photograph of a man about to be struck by a subway train, to the horde of news media that descended on a quiet little Connecticut town in the wake of the tragic school shooting, along with the countless “indignities” so many in the public feel in the face of relentless news coverage, the question has been raised again about how to balance the freedoms protected by the First Amendment with a sense of privacy and personal decency.

Parting Glance: Eve Arnold

Eve Arnold, the first woman to become a full member of Magnum Photos, died on Wednesday. She was 99.

She was the first woman to become a full member of the storied Magnum Photos cooperative — not quite a feminist, but someone who believed that women saw the world through a different lens. Petite but powerful, she will be remembered for her generous spirit and her compassionate eye.

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If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.”—Eve Arnold

Photographer Eve Arnold Dies

“Themes recur again and again in my work. I have been poor and I wanted to document poverty; I had lost a child and I was obsessed with birth; I was interested in politics and I wanted to know how it affected our lives; I am a woman and I wanted to know about women,” she wrote in her 1976 book, The Unretouched Woman.

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Celebrated Magnum photographer who documented 'the poor, the old and the underdog', as well as the stars

Celebrated Magnum photographer who documented 'the poor, the old and the underdog', as well as the stars