Get the story behind some of the world’s most iconic photos in this look at renowned photographers from the legendary agency Magnum.
Directed byLeslie La PennaThomas HoepkerDavid Turn
S01:E01 - Thomas Hoepker - Muhammad Ali
German photographer Thomas Hoepker, reveals the story behind one of the most iconic pictures in the history of sports: the portrait of boxing legend Muhammad Alì.
S01:E02 - David Hurn - the Beatles
The Beatles, a musical and cultural phenomenon that changed the history of music. British photographer David Hurn takes us to the swinging London introducing us to the legendary photo session with The Fab Four.
S01:E03 - Stuart Franklin - Tiananmen Square
A lonely man facing Chinese tanks on Tiananmen Square is often described as the most famous photo of the 20th century. Stuart Franklin led us to the 5th of June 1989, when the unknown rioter faced the regime.
S01:E04 - Peter Marlow - Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady, governed the UK for 11 years. The photo taken by Peter Marlow, during the Conservative Party Congress in 1981, will turn out to be the most representative portrait.
S01:E05 - Abbas Attar - Iranian Revolution
The attack to the American Embassy in Tehran is the key event of the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The photo of Abbas synthesizes contradictions and hopes of Iranian people.
S01:E06 - Steve McCurry - 9/11
Steve McCurry tells of 9/11, as he watched it through the lens of his camera, taking pictures from the roof of his house in Washington Square. His reportage is the incredible testimony of the terrible moments after the fall.
S01:E07 - Bruce Gilden - Yakuza
Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, revealed by the irreverent look of Bruce Gilden. The photographer that made of the road his main inspiration.
S01:E08 - Elliot Erwit - Kitchen Debate
Elliot Erwitt explains how the photo of Nixon and Khrushchev, in a vitriolic conversation among the pavilions of a trade show, became the symbol of the Cold War.
S01:E09 - Guy Le Querrec - Miles Davis
The camera of Guy Le Querrec is nothing but another toll among the instruments of jazz musicians. It will be the same for Miles Davis, that Le Querrec will follow for his entire career.
S01:E10 - Alex Majoli - Iraq
He does not define himself as a war photographer, but Majoli was able to understand the conflicts of the recent years with the maximum of clarity. The photo of the dead American soldier during the Iraqi conflict remains an icon in an absurd conflict.
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