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Magnum China: Panoramic portrait of a global superpower

Photographers at Magnum Photos have had a long-standing cultural engagement and fascination with China.

  • BBC

Co-founders Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson first covered the country on photography assignments in the 1930s and 40s, marking the beginning of a relationship with the country that has continued throughout the decades.

Magnum’s photos provide a panoramic portrait of China and its people through the changes and upheavals in its recent history.

Here is a small selection from the…

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1949

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s…

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