France, Paris, 1994, Place Stalingrad

Richard Kalvar’s 1994 photograph of swings at Place Stalingrad in Paris is a celebration of momentum, play and city life. There are many ways to look at a city; in this photograph people spin on a fairground ride, giving them a moving view of their surroundings. The photograph is intriguing in that it is taken from beneath the fairgoers. The still image strips away movement, leaving the fairgoers frozen in mid-air and their vantage point a mystery.

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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