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Richard Kalvar
American, b. 1944 (Member)
Magnum Photos is proud to announce a 5 day workshop by Richard Kalvar on (Street) Photography as part of an extensive workshop programme at this year's Miami Street Photography Festival.

“I’m not crazy about the term “street photography” to describe what I do, because it’s not necessarily done on the street. The pictures can be taken on a farm, at the zoo, in an office, and so on. Let’s say we co Read full story
Magnum News
Apr 17, 2019
A major fire has engulfed one of the world's most famous landmarks - the medieval Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris.
The building’s spire and roof have collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved. Officials say that the fire could be linked to the renovation work.
The Notre-Dame, a national symbol visited by almost 13 million visitors each year, has stood tall since... More...
From the Archive
Apr 3, 2019
Kenneth Allen Gibson, the first black mayor of Newark, New Jersey, died on March 29, 2019 at the age of 86. Gibson, a former city engineer, was elected in 1970 - the first of four terms - amid a hard-fought and racially charged campaign to unseat the two-term incumbent, a fellow Democrat on trial for corruption. As the first black mayor of a major Northeastern US city, Gibson served his historic tenure... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 16, 2018
The youngest section of the very high and respected Académie des beaux-arts welcomes a new artist to the chair of photography created in 2005. Elected in 2016 to the rank of academician, Magnum photographer Jean Gaumy officially sits in his chair on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. He joins the photographers Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Sebastiao Salgado and Bruno Barbey.

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Featured Essays
Mar 3, 2017
In the current European agriculture industry, traditional small French farms are struggling with rising costs, falling prices, and competition from other countries where wages are lower and environmental regulations are weaker. Throughout 2016, Richard Kalvar - a native New Yorker living in Paris - photographed local stockbreeders and veterinarians from Pleben, a small town in the Brittany region.... More...
Featured Essays
Jun 17, 2016
Richard Kalvar went to Eurosatory, the French international weapons fair for the defense industry, which is held every two years in Paris. The 2016 edition welcomed official armies and private security firms from 94 different countries and more than 50.000 visitors. Among its prestigious visitors was François Fillon (former French Prime Minister) and Jean-Yves Le Drian (current French Ministry of Defense).... More...