Exhibit Tour: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age and UT Photowalk

Our group will get a private docent led tour of the Magnum Photo exhibit.  The tour will begin promptly at 1:00 PM.  Please plan to arrive no later than 12:45 PM. Expect the tour to last about 1 hour.  Our tour size limit is 25, please keep your RSVP updated.  Weather permitting we will do a photo-walk around the UT campus afterwards.

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A new exhibit opened at the beginning of the month at the Harry Ransom Center at UT. Admission is FREE. Let's meet at the museum and then go for coffee/drinks!

From the Harry Ransom Center website:

Magnum Photos photographers have produced some of the most memorable images of the last century, shaping history and revolutionizing photography's influence on modern culture. Founded in 1947, it was the first cooperative agency to be established and operated by photographers, thus ensuring unprecedented creative, editorial, and economic independence. Its founders, including renowned photographers Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David "Chim" Seymour, and George Rodger, united in their pursuit of creative freedom and their commitment to sharing their images with the world. Membership in this collective empowered photographers to document conflict and liberation, revolution and reform, while preserving their own powerfully distinct points of view. Established during the post-war golden age of the picture magazine, Magnum has flourished despite the impact of radical technological, economic, and cultural transformations on publishing and media. When television began to take over as the dominant form of mass communication in the 1950s, Magnum photographers explored motion picture and book formats. As the editorial market continued to shrink, photographers found new audiences in museums and galleries. Over the last decade, new technologies have dramatically changed the way photographic imagery is captured, distributed, and consumed. In this new environment, Magnum photographers have kept pace, experimenting with a variety of multimedia platforms to publish their work.

Organized by Jessica S. McDonald and Roy L. Flukinger, this exhibition of approximately 300 works investigates the evolution of Magnum Photos from print photojournalism to the digital age, revealing a global cooperative in continual flux, persistently exploring new relationships between photographers, their subjects, and their viewers.

Reading Magnum: A Visual Archive of the Modern World, edited by Steven Hoelscher, Academic Curator of Photography at the Ransom Center, will be published in fall 2013 by the University of Texas Press.

The Magnum Photos Collection resides at the Harry Ransom Center courtesy of MSD Capital, Michael and Susan Dell, Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman and John and Amy Phelan.

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  • TA B.

    per our conversation during the Photowalk, here is the link for Copyright Info on UT http://www.utexas.edu/opa/film/overview.php?e=0,11,24

    December 29, 2013

    • Tresha B.

      Thanks! Looks like I can post to my personal blog (which is strictly non-commercial).

      December 29, 2013

  • Dewy B.

    It was great tour.

    December 29, 2013

  • Val S.

    It was so inspiring to see the collection! Thanks for organizing such a fun meetup.

    December 29, 2013

  • Tresha B.

    Loved the tour of the Magnum exhibit.

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Tricia

    The tour was fascinating and the photo walk was great! Thanks for organizing this event Allen!

    1 · December 28, 2013

    • Ann M.

      I second what Tricia said! This was a lot of fun!

      1 · December 28, 2013

  • April F.

    Organized. Really great.

    December 28, 2013

  • Susan

    The most interesting & exciting exhibition--and great group to go with!

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • TA B.

    We'll I missed that window...lol. I'll have lunch and meet you after

    December 28, 2013

  • Vivianne W.

    Sorry for the last minute cancel, emergency came up.

    December 28, 2013

  • Allen R.

    Anyone can come join us for the UT photo walk after the tour. Meet us at the outdoor plaza at the Ransom center. I expect the tour to take about 60-90 minutes.

    December 28, 2013

  • Allen R.

    Some people dropped out this morning so I've opened up the RSVPs again.

    December 28, 2013

  • Allen R.

    More information on visiting the Ransom center can be found here. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/visit/

    December 28, 2013

  • creative_in_chicago

    Hi, is there free parking at the museum?

    December 27, 2013

    • Allen R.

      No designated parking at the Ransom center. Campus parking only. Some free some paid.

      December 28, 2013

  • Myron

    Freeing up a spot for someone else. Unfortunately unable to go tomorrow.

    December 27, 2013

  • TA B.

    I'd like to go, so will show up in case there is room on tour, if not, I'll hang around and then do the photowalk

    December 27, 2013

  • Allen R.

    Please update your RSVP today if you can not make it tomorrow, we have several members on the wait list. Thank you.

    1 · December 27, 2013

  • David R.

    Sorry something else has come up - freeing up a slot for someone else!

    December 26, 2013

  • Jessica

    Really disappointed I'll be out of the state at this time! If anyone else cannot attend on this date but is interested, please let me know and we can make another event.

    December 20, 2013

    • Allen R.

      Sorry you can't make it Jessica. The exhibit ends January 5th so you'll need to get there soon.

      December 20, 2013

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