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Magnum Photos Now Available on ARTstor


Brought to you via the Library’s subscription to ARTstor, this first launch of the Magnum Photos collection is an archive of over 73,000 images of world events, personalities and issues, capturing “definitive moments” from the 1930s to present.

A co-operative owned by 80 documentary photographers, Magnum Photos International, Inc. was created after World War II with the belief that “photographers must have a point of view in their imagery that transcends any formulaic recording of contemporary events”.

To explore this archive, access ARTstor from the Library’s Find Articles page, under Commonly Used Images.  Enter the ARTstor Digital Library and:

  1. Search for your favourite image(s) by typing in magnum and your topic(s) OR
  2. Browse by Collection, then select Magnum Photos

Please contact the Library Info Desk for further queries.  Happy viewing! 🙂

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