MoMA Celebrates Magnum Photos’ 70th Anniversary
with a Series of Travelogues and Art Films
Beyond the Frame: International Cinema by Magnum Photographers
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters
June 24-July 1, 2017
NEW YORK, NY, June 16, 2017?Magnum Photos, established in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri
Cartier-Bresson, and others as an independent cooperative of photographers, has produced
some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. On the occasion of Magnum’s 70th
anniversary, Beyond the Frame: International Cinema by Magnum Photographers explores
the agency’s rich relationship to cinema through the lens of travelogues and art films, from
June 24 to July 1, 2017 in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. The artists represented here
used moving images as an extension or counterpart to their photographic work to develop
personal and auteurist storytelling.
Expanding on the agency’s transatlantic history, Beyond the Frame spotlights work centered
on Africa, Latin America, the US, and Europe, from the 1960s to the present.
Photojournalism, fiction, and avant-garde media are alternately at play in the diverse
treatments of conflict, social issues, and everyday moments.
With selections from the agency’s Magnum Eye (1991?93) and Magnum in Motion (2004?
today) initiatives, the series also investigates the technological and artistic transition from
narrative cinema to video, and finally, to contemporary creators operating in a hybrid and
online media field. Born out of the Second World War, Magnum’s vibrant and independent
platform is as essential as ever, allowing both the social role and transcendent artistic quality
of images to flourish.
Organized by Sophie Cavoulacos, Assistant Curator, Department of Film. Special thanks to
Magnum Photos and Susan Meiselas. The exhibition is supported by the Annual Film Fund.