Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe reading James Joyce's Ulysses. Long Island, New York, 1955. © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
The Magnum Photos archive—a collection of more than 200,000 photographs by some of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries’ greatest image makers—is the most comprehensive accumulation of prints made by the distinguished photo cooperative. Consistently and with striking artistry, Magnum’s photographers have done more than simply document the far reaches of the globe; they have helped shape generations’ understanding of the world around them. While many of its photographs have been widely published, no one has examined the Magnum archive itself until now. Reading Magnum presents this first examination of the archive, now housed at the Harry Ransom Center at the The University of Texas at Austin.
Steven Hoelscher is Professor of American Studies and Geography at UT Austin. He regularly teaches graduate seminars on the history of photography at the Harry Ransom Center, where he is Academic Curator of Photography.
Thursday, November 21, 5–7 p.m.
Book signing and reception, remarks at 6 p.m.
The Contemporary Austin
The Jones Center
700 Congress Avenue, downtown
Free admission to the museum with mention of this book event. Reading Magnum and other titles available for purchase to members of Austin Center for Photography and The Contemporary Austin at 40% off list price, a $50 value more than covering half the cost of membership! Please bring your membership card and ID with you.
Parking on the street
700 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701