This is the time. Martin Parr, Dennis Stock, Elliott Erwitt and Cristina de Middel collections for LOQI. Fine art, from Paris to all over the world, when It all sounded too halcyon to be true, it become true. We are happy to announce the collection with one and only MAGNUM PHOTOS.
The iconic and international photographic cooperative is owned by its photographer members. For more than 70 years, Magnum has represents some of the world’s most prominent photographers and continues to be an authentic storytelling photographic brand. As Henri Cartier Bresson says "Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually".
Elliott Erwitt is a French-born American advertising and documentary photographer known for his black-and-white candid photos. Erwitt is a big defender of spontaneous photography and absurd situations within everyday settings. Erwitt also had a keen eye for the "real" city of Paris beyond the tourist clichés. He frequently photographed dogs in his career, they are the subject of five of his books.
"You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things".
© Elliott Erwitt / MAGNUM PHOTOS
Cristina de Middel is a Spanish documentary photographer and artist living and working in Mexico. In 2017 she joined the Magnum photo agency and the following year was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for photography.
De Middel self-published The Afronauts in 2012, a photobook about the short-lived Zambian space program in Southern Africa. The book quickly sold out and the work was met with critical acclaim.
© Cristina de Middel / MAGNUM PHOTOS with Bruno Morais
Dennis Stock was an American journalist and professional photographer who joined Magnum in 195. He's known for his memorable and iconic portraits of Hollywood stars and jazz musicians. One of his historical photos is from James Dean in 1955, a few months before the actor's sudden death.
One of Stock's portraits of Dean in New York Times Square became one of the most reproduced photographs of the post-war period. In 1962, he received first prize at the International Photo Competition in Poland.
© Dennis Stock / MAGNUM PHOTOS
Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and a huge collector. Martin Parr believes that: “Taking photos is a form of collecting.” An interesting character who loves to collect postcards, and photographs, he also has a collection of Saddam Hussein watches!
© Martin Parr / MAGNUM PHOTOS