INSPIRED by a theory from the history of photography, Magnum Photos launch their Square Print Project in commemoration of the Magnum Photos co-founders, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, David Seymour and George Rodger. A selection of high quality limited prints of classical and contemporary photography by leading Magnum photographers includes work by Martin Parr, Alex Webb, René Burri, Elliott Erwitt, Tim Hetherington, Newsha Tavakollian, Peter van Agtmael and Eve Arnold.
What defines the decisive moment? For American photographer, Alex Webb, it was the advent of Kodachrome, the film quality that enabled him to capture the Amazon’s warm, muddy waters.
In contrast, Martin Parr describes his decisive moment as belonging to the Brighton Swimming Club as they waited to brave the unforgiving chill of the English Channel on a blustery day. However, decisive moments for Jonas Bendiksen are defined by immediacy in preparation and only achieved when the shutter is open.
Germany. West Berlin. The Fall of the Berlin Wall.. East Berliners crossing into the West, in the
immediate aftermath of the opening of the Berlin Wall atCheckpoint Charlie at Midnight on November 9, 1989.
Photograph: Mark Power/Magnum Photos
by Miranda Charalambous
Signed copies of prints are available to buy from the Magnum Photos Online Shop until June 10, 2016 here
Front page image: Iran. Mahmoudabad. Caspian Sea, 2011. Imaginary CD cover for Sahar. Photograph: Newsha Tavakolian/Magnum Photos