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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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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.
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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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In 2008, two years after a crackdown on drugs was announced in Mexico, photojournalist Jerome Sessini was drawn to “the wrong side” of the U.S.-Mexico border. His first visit to the country was in 1995, but he says it has become a different place since then. During his first stay in Juarez, 70 people were killed.
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Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer traveled to Indonesia, where he documented the modern world of sugar production, its use in manufacturing of goods, and its consumption. The former Dutch colony was once the second largest producer of sugar in the world.
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Martine Franck, a Belgian photographer known for understatement and elegance in her work, died at age 74 after a long battle with cancer on Thursday. Photographer Elliott Erwitt, a good friend and colleague, said what characterized her the most was the modesty and intellect not usually found in photographers.