In 2001 Larry Towell was given a small video camera and began to maintain a video diary while working in Israel and Palastine. In his 40 minute documentary "Indecisive Moments" Larry documents events and perspectives of those caught up in violence. The result is a highly personal documentary from the perspective of one of the world’s most acclaimed photojournalists.
I am in a taxi, stuck in a big traffic jam. I am on my way to Auto China, 2008, and we are edging our way along ring road 3, about to join the airport expressway going to the newly opened China International Exhibition Centre, where this event is held.
Magnum's reputation is not just based on extraordinary photography. What distinguishes the members of the photoagency, which was founded in 1947, is character. The legendary Magnum photographers Elliott Erwitt and Burt Glinn talk about moments of opportunity, courage, independence - and humor.
"To persevere as a photographer, you have to keep moving. Exchanging locations, one for the other, the newness of the subject and your arrogance to believe that you can see it differently are the driving forces...My subjects, the hippies, are simply people who have sought a less conforming way to explore this conforming life that we all lead." - Dennis Stock
From Latvia to Brazil, Afghanistan to Leros, Alex Majoli escapes his self. He now escapes photojournalism to focus on "simple people". He erased the context of the photograph. The people are alone on a black background. Majoli lights them up with "the light of God". They are the Heroes.
"Interesting, isn't it, that we ascribe to Steve's contemplative behavior a Buddhist way, but indeed, he is not a practicing Buddhist. Having the mind of someone who is searching for something that he or she doesn't know yet: That's the mind of a beginner. The person who hasn't made up their mind is always willing to change their mind and always willing to allow new things to fill up their mind. That's a mark of his work, I think, and it's why we value it." Anthony Bannon
An introspective photo essay built around the concept of silence - from the societal silence surrounding madness; to that most personal silence, the intense desire to express oneself and unburden the soul.
Larry Towell, and novelist, Ace Atkins, set out to conver the wake of the hurricane Katrina. This became an intimate one week road trip through a strange landscape and a tribute to human endurance.
Covering the Tour de France for over 60 years, Magnum Photographers have captured all the elements that make the race the greatest event in cycling.
Many have seen the images of the collision, the burning towers, the fall and the rubble. Eight Magnum Photographers give their eyewitness accounts of the attack and their perspectives on the consequences, five years later.