Magnum Photos, a cooperative of photographers that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, is known for its members’ documentation of global events and speaking out against violence and injustice. In recent years, the agency, founded in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David Seymour so they would no longer be beholden to the agendas of magazine and newspaper editors, has begun to diversify and to tell more varied stories about the world we live in. It has done so by welcoming a new generation of image makers—not only from Europe and the United States, but also from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East—concerned with documenting multiple experiences and modes of being across continents and countries. It has also found new ways of working and reaching out to audiences interested not only in the cooperative, but also in contemporary issues and their photographic representation.
During this tour Derya Reinalda will speak about the 17 photo-based projects included in the exhibition, offering exciting insights into current photographic trends and the possibilities of photography today.
Derya Reinalda studied cultural studies in Berlin with a focus on postcolonial theory and aesthetics. Since her studies she has been working in the association maviblau, which deals with art and culture in a (post) migrant society in Germany. She is currently studying psychology with a psychoanalytic focus.