Annual meeting, Paris, 1988
© Eliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos.
MAGNUM PHOTOS – THE CHANGING OF A MYTH
Magnum Photos is probably the world's most renowned photo agency. Founded in 1947, Magnum's goal was to allow photographers to work independently by protecting the copyrights to their pictures. The movie looks back at the history of the agency and observes how the photographers cope with the working conditions at the turn of the millennium.
Documentary, 89 | 58 min. (1999)
A RH Film commissioned by SWR/Arte.
Language versions: English, German.
Festival Cinéma d'Alès
Society for Photographic Education Conference Film Festival – Official Selection
"Magnum Photos" introduces a series of Magnum Photographers.
The films are moreover shown at different Festivals in Thessaloniki, New York, Istanbul, Melbourne and Mexico.
Japan Release "Magnum Photos"
Diverse theatres in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, Fukoaka, Okinawa. Theatrical release of „Magnum Photos“
"Artfully weaves together a sort of history of Magnum Photos. An excellent video ... [on] photography's changing role. It will inspire undergraduates and fire up bored professionals. Filmmaker Reiner Holzemer deserves a round of applause. Highly recommended."
Educational Media Reviews Online
International Documentary Association
Festival Focus: Berlinale 2007
Magnum Photos: The Changing of a Myth brought out the tensions within the group at the turn of the century, as well as the continuing documentary fascination of their work, in finding the right frame.