"Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually"
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
I borrowed this quote from the Magnum website as it just said it all so well. One of the magazines from Stack this month was Magnum Chronicles. This little publication, printed on newsprint paper is a stunning collection of images outlining the history of ISIS and the conflict surrounding this group.
As someone who knows very little about the history behind Israel and Palestine, Magnum has been informative as well as a visually stunning collection of work. Dispersed amongst the images is a historical timeline and an essay which help give the images context but primarily you are captivated, haunted and in awe of all of the talented beings involved in this incredible publication.
During my research I found that Magnum has actually been around for years curating work and is probably responsible for many of the incredible photographs we see. So I definitely recommend visiting their website and picking up this free little magazine to learn and see more.
All images are my own.