Magnum Streetwise

The Arresting and Mysterious at Street-Level

Title:
Magnum Streetwise: The Ultimate Collection of Street Photography

Author:
Ed. Stephen McLaren

Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

Founded in 1947 by legendary photographers such as Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum is a collective of photo-journalists working on news-driven assignments. However, while documenting historic events such as the 1968 student insurrection in Paris or the ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland, they have also observed and captured the street’s capacity for creating microdramas which can produce arresting and mysterious images and elicit a range of emotions, from wit and compassion to intrigue and even awe.