Magnum photographers share their very personal imagesPictolic
We love photographers of the legendary Agency Magnum. The project "up Close and personal" includes more than 60 photos from members of the Agency, which they believe fully reveal the theme of intimacy.
1. Richard Kalvar
"What could be more intimate than the Tokyo school of sex (whatever that is), especially the lesson 437B, "Licking toes"? I have five months of trying to get closer to Japan. But we were separated by the glass wall of language. I saw but did not understand what I see. I probably would have been better off if I understood what was happening. And maybe Vice versa — I gave your imagination play. Suddenly our relationship became very intimate".
2. Thomas Hepker
"I took this picture in the autumn of 1983, at dawn at the old pier in new Jersey with views of the towers of the world trade center. I have heard that it was the place of rendezvous of youth, they came by cars, brought alcohol and drugs."
3. Nikos Economopoulos
"A few years ago I took an elderly storytellers in the Aegean Islands. In Karpathos I met this 90-year-old woman. She greeted me warmly and friendly. Her cabin was neat, but was a bird — toy that someone left up there. From it was no use, and I was about to ask her. The old ladies eyes lit up with joy. She told me to leave her outside and showed the world that knows how to do her bird. She stood on the small terrace overlooking the wide sea and played with the bird as an innocent and blessed child."
4. David Alan Harvey
"For many years I was a photojournalist, and my job was to tell people about something, but now it has changed: I'm still a witness to the events, but I want the viewer had questions. Why does everything have to explain? Isn't nice to imagine what's going on? I too belong to himself his stories, because my work no longer can be considered photojournalism. Although something can be called documentary photography. I don't care. I'm just going with the river wherever it may bring me".
5. Constantine Manos
"This photograph, which can be called "First meeting", was taken in Daytona beach, Florida in 1998 during the annual Biker week — when thousands of bikers come to a small town and having fun on all cylinders. The main street was filled with motorcycles and their owners. Looking for shots, I saw this bikers with a beautiful body. Removing the face, I focused on the shaking hands: the first meeting of two bodies. When I left, they enthusiastically talked. Who knows what happened then?"
6. Burt Glinn
Helen Glynn, widow of the photographer: "Chicago, Il: two young protestors rest during a Gathering of Democrats in 1968. Burt glinn was a staunch Democrat from a family of leftists. He covered the camp of the Republicans and Democrats right after graduation from Harvard University. By that time, he also served two years in the army. Bert photographed a lot of bright, passionate and unconscious moments. I regret that he never saw in 2008 was elected Barack Obama. He believed in liberal and democratic beliefs of Barack".
7. Cornell Capa
"I was very lucky. Series that I shot for Life and other publications, gave me a constant, albeit modest income, but also represented my personal work. I've never spent differences between commercial and personal. I worked on stories that interested me and wound up that I had strong feelings and high expectations, and gave to this work all his talent and all his energy".
8. Antoine d'agata
"In addition to the fundamental hypocrisy of photographic products, which is fed by human misery under the pretext of spreading information or raising awareness, the promotion of sympathetic iconography neutralize intuition, tames brutal instincts, and raises the risk of safe intimacy and deception.
I prefer hacking strategies, create a secret, forbidden, immoral language that Deplete the protocols that built the dominant ideology with a deliberate purpose to poison, to pervert and destroy it. The act of photographing does not accept compromises: it needs to expand the physical boundaries of life and have peace through absorption and assimilation.
Photography — a source of confusion, because it carries within it the seeds of action, releasing the rage that makes the unbearable fear and passion. To be, to love, to think and to suffer — that's more than enough. You need to be a Saint or a madman".
9. Tim Hetherington
Steven Mays, attorney Tim Hetherington: "it's Hard to imagine Tim not made a personal photo. He approached everything with curiosity and an open heart — no one could resist. How short would a meeting, people know Tim as a friend. Tim met with Jonathan in 2001 on the streets of Kinshasa. The boy lived on the street for five years, and his insulted stepmother. Notes Tim says that Jonathan wanted to learn how to write and become a good father."
10. Carolyn Drake
"Intimacy comes from conversation, and this can sometimes lead to unexpected moments. After spending three days in pursuit of bears, wolves and insects with Chagan Sekercioglu, I was with him at his station for the protection of nesting birds in the village on the Armenian border. Chagan — ornithologist and biologist. Had to do a portrait of him with one of his tiny birds. He suggested that I was standing near the trailer when he will release the little bird into the wild".