Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum

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April 30 – June 12, 2004

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Henri Cartier-Bresson

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri
Black Tie Gala, New York, 1959
Gelatin silver print
15 1/2 X 11 3/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Henri Cartier-Bresson

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri
Easter Sunday, Harlem, New York, 1947
Gelatin silver print
15 1/2 X 11 3/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Henri Cartier-Bresson

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri
Coney Island, New York, c.1947
Gelatin silver print
15 1/2 X 11 3/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Henri Cartier-Bresson

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri
Firefighters with Manhattan skyline, New York, 1947
Gelatin silver print
11 3/4 X 15 1/2 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Henri Cartier-Bresson

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri
Hawaiian girl, Manhattan, New York, 1947
Gelatin silver print
11 3/4 X 15 1/2 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Henri Cartier-Bresson

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri
Man in front of fruit store, c.1947
Gelatin silver print
11 3/4 X 15 1/2 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery David "Chim" Seymour

SEYMOUR, David "Chim"
Untitled (children at tables), c.1948
Gelatin silver print; printed later
13 3/8 X 9 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery David "Chim" Seymour

SEYMOUR, David "Chim"
Budapest, Hungary, c.1948
Vintage gelatin silver print
13 3/8 X 10 7/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery David "Chim" Seymour

SEYMOUR, David "Chim"
Untitled (child looking out at bombed-out buildings), c.1948
Early gelatin silver print
13 1/2 X 9 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery David "Chim" Seymour

SEYMOUR, David "Chim"
Page from an unpublished book, c.1948
Three gelatin silver print mounted on green graph paper
Upper left print size: 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches
Upper right print size: 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches
Lower right: 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Mount: 11 x 7 1/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery David "Chim" Seymour

SEYMOUR, David "Chim"
Page from an unpublished book,1948
Two gelatin silver prints mounted on green graph paper
Upper print size: 4 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches
Lower print size: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
Mount size: 11 x 7 1/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery David "Chim" Seymour

SEYMOUR, David "Chim"
Page from an unpublished book, 1948
Two gelatin silver prints mounted on green graph paper
Upper print size:7 7/16 x 4 1/4
Lower print size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches
Mount size: 11 x 7 1/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery David "Chim" Seymour

SEYMOUR, David "Chim"
Page from an unpublished book, c.1948
Two gelatin silver prints mounted on green graph paper
Upper print size: 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 inches
Lower print size: 2 x 3 1/2 inches
Mount size: 11 x 7 1/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery David "Chim" Seymour

SEYMOUR, David "Chim"
Page from an unpublished book, c.1948
Two gelatin silver prints mounted on green graph paper
Upper print size: 6 x 7 1/4 inches
Lower print size: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches
Mount size: 11 x 7 1/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery David "Chim" Seymour

SEYMOUR, David "Chim"
Page from an unpublished book, 1948
Two gelatin silver prints mounted on green graph paper
Upper print size: 6 x 7 1/4 inches
Lower print size: 4 3/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Mount size: 11 x 7 1/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery David "Chim" Seymour

SEYMOUR, David "Chim"
Page from an unpublished book, c.1948
Gelatin silver prints mounted on green graph paper
Image size: 6 x 7 1/4 inches
Mount size: 11 x 7 1/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery David "Chim" Seymour

SEYMOUR, David "Chim"
Page from an unpublished book, 1948
Two gelatin silver prints mounted on green graph paper
Upper print size: 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches
Lower print size: 2 7/8 x 4 1/4 inches
Mount size: 11 x 7 1/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery George Rodger

RODGER, George
Batwa Pygmy child and women dressed in skins,in the Kigezi Forest, Uganda, 1948
Vintage gelatin silver print
9 5/8 X 8 13/16 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery George Rodger

RODGER, George
Shy Bachimbiri girl in the Forest of Kigezi, Uganda, 1948
Vintage gelatin silver print
9 3/4 X 7 7/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery George Rodger

RODGER, George
The Kamandere ("Love Dance") of the Bachimbiri Tribe in the forest of Kigezi, Uganda, 1948
Vintage gelatin silver print
6 7/8 X 9 7/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery George Rodger

RODGER, George
Three shy Bachimbiri girls in the Forest of Kigezi, Uganda, 1948
Vintage gelatin silver print
6 3/4 X 9 7/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery George Rodger

RODGER, George
Bachimbiri women in the Mountains of Kigezi, Uganda, 1948
Vintage gelatin silver print
8 1/8 X 7 1/2 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery George Rodger

RODGER, George
Bachimbiri dancers in the Forest of Kigezi, Uganda, 1948
Vintage gelatin silver print
9 1/2 X 6 1/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Henri Cartier-Bresson

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri
Civil Court building, New York, 1947
Gelatin silver print
11 7/8 X 15 7/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Henri Cartier-Bresson

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri
Computer, New York, 1959
Gelatin silver print
15 7/8 X 11 7/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Henri Cartier-Bresson

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri
Easter Sunday in Harlem, New York, 1947
Gelatin silver print
11 7/8 X 15 7/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Henri Cartier-Bresson

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri
Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, New York, 1947
Gelatin silver print
15 3/4 X 12 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Henri Cartier-Bresson

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri
Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York, 1947
Gelatin silver print
15 3/4 X 11 7/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
Member of the International Brigades at the farewell ceremonies for the brigades, Montblanch (near Barcelona), October 25, 1938
Vintage gelatin silver print
7 X 9 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
Battle of Rio Segre, near Fraga (Aragon front), November 7, 1938
Vintage gelatin silver print
7 X 9 3/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
Battle of Rio Segre, near Fraga (Aragon front), November 7, 1938
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1938
7 1/8 X 9 1/2 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
Battle of Rio Segre, near Fraga (Aragon front), November 7, 1938
Vintage gelatin silver print
7 X 9 5/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
During ceasefire in Jerusalem, 1948
Vintage gelatin silver print
7 1/8 X 8 7/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
During the ceasefire in Jerusalem, 1948
Vintage gelatin silver print
6 5/8 X 9 5/8 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
Israel (arrival of immigrants), 1949
Vintage gelatin silver print
6 3/8 X 9 1/2 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
Jerusalem (Just after the 'cease fire', soldiers of the Haganah go through the city in armoured vehicles. The local people come out to watch, they emerge after 27 days of shelter during the fighting.), 1948
Vintage gelatin silver print
7 1/8 X 8 3/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
Israel (soldiers and civilians), 1948
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1948
6 1/4 X 9 1/4 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
Battle of Rio Segre, near Fraga (Aragon front), November 7, 1938
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1938
7 1/8 X 9 1/2 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
Battle of Rio Segre, near Fraga (Aragon front), November 7, 1938
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1938
7 1/8 X 9 1/2 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
On the road from Barcelona to the French Border, January 25, 1939
Vintage gelatin silver print
7 1/8 X 9 1/2 inches

Circa 1947: The Founding of Magnum 2004 Howard Greenberg Gallery Robert Capa

CAPA, Robert
Altalena incident, Tel Aviv (The Altalena was used by extreme right-wing Irgunists to deliver a shipload of arms during a cease-fire in the war against the Arabs), 1948
Vintage gelatin silver print
9 1/2 X 6 5/8 inches

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery proudly celebrates the founding of Magnum in 1947 with an exhibition of works by Robert Capa (1913-1954), Henri Cartier-Bresson (born 1908), David Seymour (Chim) (1911-1956) and George Rodger (1908-1995). This exhibition will be held in conjunction with “Magnum in May” – a host of exhibitions, film screenings, and lectures around New York City presenting well-known documentary photographers from the world’s most renowned photographic co-operative. The advent of the Magnum photo agency, in the aftermath of World War II, marked the “decisive moment” in which a new vision of photojournalism was born. Magnum co-founders and photographers Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and David Seymour (Chim) met in Paris during the 1930s and spent hours discussing photography and politics in the cafés of Montparnasse. Capa formed a close friendship with George Rodger, another Magnum co-founder, during the Italian campaign in 1942. After the war, they were all profoundly affected by their experiences and shared a common goal of protecting their artistic and political freedom to convey, in their own unique styles, the stories of the times beyond the dictates of magazine journalism.