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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.

SCREENINGS

1999

Dok.fest
Germany

2000

Festival Cinéma d'Alès
France

2001

Society for Photographic Education Conference Film Festival – Official Selection
United States

2007

Berlinale
"Magnum Photos" introduces a series of Magnum Photographers.
The films are moreover shown at different Festivals in Thessaloniki, New York, Istanbul, Melbourne and Mexico.
Germany

2008

Japan Release "Magnum Photos"
Diverse theatres in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, Fukoaka, Okinawa. Theatrical release of „Magnum Photos“
Japan

2012

Galerie Westlicht
Austria

2021

Fotofestival Nuremberg
Germany

2021

DFF - German Film Institute and Film Museum e.V.
Germany
PRESS

"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.

Berlinale.de

Magnum Photos

The changing of a Myth

Artechock

Magnum Photos – The changing of a Myth

As the first director in the history of Magnum Reiner Holzemer was allowed to shoot the entire course of an annual meeting..

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