Magnum Photos is an artist’s cooperative of great diversity and distinction, owned by its photographer members. We represent some of the world’s most renowned photographers, maintaining our founding ideals of idiosyncratic mix of journalist, artist and storyteller. Our photographers share a vision to chronicle world events, people, places and culture with a powerful narrative that defies convention, shatters the status quo, redefines history and transforms lives. For nearly 70 years Magnum Photos has been providing the highest quality photographic content to an international client base of media, charities, publishers, brands and cultural institutions. The Magnum Photos library is a living archive updated regularly with new work from across the globe. Magnum has documented most of the world’s major events and personalities since the 1930s; covering industry, society and people, places of interest, politics and news events, disasters and conflict. In short, when you picture an iconic image, but can’t think who took it or where it can be found, it probably came from Magnum.

Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary was celebrated with a global programme of events throughout 2017, including an official anniversary exhibition and book ‘Magnum Manifesto’ published by Thames & Hudson. Visit or search #MagnumPhotos70 for more info.