A long-term project to preserve a singular artistic and historical heritage.
© JOSEF KOUDELKA/Magnum Photos
Prague. August 1968.
Invasion by Warsaw Pact troops in front of the Radio headquarters.
Bring together a visionary world-class photographic collection - the archives of the Magnum Photos photographers’ cooperative.
© Ferdinando Scianna/Magnum Photos
Dismantled statue of Stalin
Pass on and make accessible this exceptional photographic archive available to future generations.
© Alessandra Sanguinetti/Magnum Photos
Buenos Aires. 1999
Share the heritage and values of the collection with a wider public audience.
© Abbas/Magnum Photos
Near Kabul. 1992.
A Mujahid of the Hezbi-Islami
La Fondation Magnum aims to sustain, disseminate and pass on an historic visual heritage to future generations and the wider general public through preservation, protection and the promotion of photographic works. The project is fully supported by the Magnum Photos Endowment Fund.
65 Photographers, 65 Years, 65 Impressions – all proceeds from the sale of this portfolio will go towards establishing La Fondation Magnum.
A discussion between Guy Le Querrec, the author of a portfolio donated to the Magnum Endowment Fund, and Clara Bouveresse, PhD, from Panthéon University about the history of Magnum Photos.
Flagship projects related to the future foundation’s programme
Through partnerships, La Fondation Magnum intends to make a series of Magnum photographs available in places with little access to exhibitions.
In accordance with its educational mission, La Fondation Magnum will allow photographers to present their portfolios and contribute to the collection on an ongoing basis.
La Fondation Magnum will bring the Magnum archives to life by letting the photographers themselves speak about the historical context of a photograph and how they approached the shot.