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Wayne Miller, a renowned photographer who chronicled World War II before producing his career-defining series on black families living in postwar Chicago, died Wednesday. He was 94. “He paved the ground for the rest of us who tried to depict the streets, the real life,” said Alex Majoli, president of Magnum Photos.

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Black-and-white • Magnum Photos • Obituary • Wayne Miller
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On May 3, 1963, escalating racial tensions came to a violent head when black activists clashed with city authorities in Birmingham, Alabama. Bruce Davidson of Magnum Photos was among the photographers on the scene. The demonstrations produced some of the most iconic images of the civil rights movement.

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Black History • Black-and-white • Bruce Davidson • Historic Photos • Magnum Photos • U.S.
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Swiss-born photographer René Burri has captured some of the most important political and cultural figures and events during the last half of the 20th century. His iconic black-and-white photographs have become part of history. However, his latest book explores his work in color, much of which was never published before.

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Magnum Photos • Photo Book • Rene Burri • World
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War and Fashion

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War is fraught with danger, even for journalists and especially for photographers who must get up close to their subjects to frame an image. Fashion is far less perilous, though photographers must also get intimate with their subjects. There are photographers who shoot both: battlefields and runways, guns and glamour.

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Photojournalist David "Chim" Seymour studied chemistry and physics in Paris in the 1930s before becoming a freelance photographer. After covering the Spanish Civil War and serving in the U.S. Army, he founded Magnum Photos with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger and William Vandivert in 1947.

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Black-and-white • David Seymour • Magnum Photos • Photo Exhibit • World
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Magnum Santas

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Throughout the years, Magnum’s photographers have captured Santa Claus around the globe in humorous circumstances. What would they ask for, given the chance? Find out what they said.

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From festive parades to bloody warzones, Magnum Photos has been capturing iconic images since 1947. Throughout the industry changes over the years, Magnum – one of the first and most recognized photographer cooperatives in the world - has stayed busy and relevant.

An iconic and renowned photojournalist, Steve McCurry has made his name photographing everything from conflict to portraits across the globe for 35 years. Best known for his “Afghan Girl” portrait, McCurry draws inspiration from his curiosity of the world and the people living in it.

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Magnum Photos • Photo Book • Steve McCurry • World
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