Magnum Photos Gets its Very First Outside Investors

Magnum Photos is today getting some outside help via investors according to a press release made public today. It’s the first time in the company’s history that they’re getting outside investor help. To do this, a new subsidiary was formed called Magnum Global Ventures with a majority of its ownings by the cooperative. Along with the cooperative, investors Nicole Junkermann and Jörg Mohaupt are joining the board.

Interesting, right? Sometimes when investors come on board, things can get scary. But in a situation like this, more money is needed as photojournalism, news and photography is in a place where we’re all looking for more funding. Considering that the majority of the holdings are by the cooperative, we can surely believe that things probably will stay true to the Magnum roots as they go through an evolutionary process. The rest of the press release is after the jump.

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You Can Now Get Paid to Follow Rich People Around on Vacation And Create Better Instagram Photos For Them

You guys: people are starting to finally realize that they suck at Instagram enough to warrant needing to bring a photographer with them and ALSO HIRE THOSE PHOTOGRAPHERS!!! This is one of the latest new trends in photography that’s come after birthing photography, family documentary, etc. So if you feel you’ve got the chops and the documentary experience, then you’re probably talented enough to rub shoulders with some talentless rich kids–at least when it comes to Instagram.

Warning: a fair amount of good natured snark is ahead.

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Magnum Manifesto Will Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Collective

All images in this article are used with permission from ICP.

Next month, the International Center of Photography is teaming up with Magnum Photos for a special exhibition called the Magnum Manifesto. This year, the famed agency has been focusing a whole lot on social change. With this being the agency’s 70th year, they upcoming exhibition at the International Center of Photography is going to feature work from photographers such as Christopher Anderson, Jonas Bendiksen, Henri Cartier- Bresson, Cornell and Robert Capa, Chim, Raymond Depardon, Bieke Depoorter, Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck, Leonard Freed, Paul Fusco, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Burt Glinn, Jim Goldberg, Joseph Koudelka, Sergio Larrain, Susan Meiselas, Wayne Miller, Martin Parr, Marc Riboud, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Eugene W. Smith, Alec Soth, Chris Steele-Perkins, Dennis Stock, Mikhael Subotzky, and Alex Webb.

More details about the upcoming exhibition are after the jump.

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“Hey, Let’s Shoot”: On Portrait Photographers and Instagram

All images by Nathan Hostetter.

This may upset some people, and it’s certainly just my opinion, but all these “Instagram shoots” aren’t creative. If you take a photo of a girl on a bed with no clothes on, you are not an artist. So, to the Instafamous of the world, I challenge, nay, I implore you, challenge yourselves. Do it differently. I am no better, but I am making it my mission to help re-shape the genre. We are better than nudity for the sake of nudity.

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