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Under the eye of Abbas, 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 Bruno Barbey officially sits in his chair on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. He joins the photographers Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Sebastiao Salgado and Jean Gaumy. Renowned for hi Read full story
Apr 3, 2019
With the news that Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned after weeks of massive street protests, Magnum Photos look back on our coverage of the country stretching back to Algeria's colonial past, the war of independence, through to the rise of Islamism and the civil war and onto the past 10 years of relative peace.

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Mar 13, 2018
Magnum photographers often complain that their AGM, which lasts four days, is more conducive to the business of photography, rather than photography itself. In response, Magnum has been organising an annual retreat for the past few years where work-in-progress is shown, book dummies presented, group projects discussed and photographers spend time schmoozing.
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Feb 20, 2018
In 1976 and 1983, Abbas documented the processes behind the production of two major French newspapers Le Monde and Libération, from the newsroom to the printing press.
Since then, a revolution in information and communications technology has radically altered the print press and the journalistic process as a whole. 40 years later, one can’t help but notice that the typewriters have gone, replaced by... More...
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Jan 3, 2018
Jews and Arabs are not in a permanent state of confrontation in Israel and in occupied Palestine. The Ein Karem Hadassah Hospital prides itself in having many Arab Israelis as medical staff, including doctors and nurses.
Several NGO’s, including the PHR (Physicians for Human Rights) give free medical services to Palestinians. Their service is highly valued.

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Jun 20, 2017
FRANCE. Paris. Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State in charge of Digital Affairs in the first government of Emmanuel Macron, won the 19th constituency of the capital to the capital. He is of Moroccan descent. His deputy, who will be the acting MP if Mahjoubi stays on as minister, Delphine O is of mixed French-Korean descent. They are seen canvassing an open market on the last day of the campaign. The... More...