Author of Reading Magnum: A Visual Archive of the Twentieth Century, Steven Hoelscher, recommends more to read about Magnum Photos and photojournalism history.
Magnum Stories, edited by Chris Boot. London: Phaidon, 2004.
A former bureau chief of Magnum’s London office, Chris Boot presents 61 different “photo stories,” as told by individual Magnum photographers.
Magnum Contact Sheets, edited by Kristen Lubben. London: Thames and Hudson, 2012.
This book features 139 contact sheets and ancillary material of some of the most iconic images produced by Magnum photographers.
Fred Ritchin, Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen. New York: Aperture, 2013.
The complex relationship between social justice and photojournalism in today’s oversaturated political and media climates is a central concern of Magnum Photos, and this book, written by a former photo editor at the New York Times, presents many of issues at the center of the transition from analog to digital photography.
“Roundtable: American Faces: Twentieth-Century American Photographs,” Journal of American History, vol. 94, no. 1 (June 2007).
With articles by historians and interdisciplinary scholars, the special issue presents a series of methodological and theoretical statements about the use of photographs as primary historical sources.