France, Paris, 2008, Notre Dame de Paris

This photograph shows an aspect of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris and frames the Cathedral’s French Gothic architectural style alongside another icon of Paris – the city’s Art Deco street lighting. The diagonal framing captures only the edges of the cathedral as the street lamp looms large in the foreground presenting a pedestrian image of the city. The image was taken as part of a series of images for a British Airways advertisement in 2008.

The Magnum at 70, Series 2 – Paris Collection is the second in a series of collections showcasing and celebrating the work of members of the renowned artists’ cooperative, Magnum Photos. The photographic and video works are released on Sedition as curated selections of digital editions as part of a yearlong partnership with Magnum Photos throughout 2017. The Magnum at 70 partnership celebrates 70 years of Magnum Photos by revisiting iconic, era-defining photographic works from the past seven decades and looking ahead to the digital future of photography.


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