Magnum Photos represents generations of photographers and estates engaged with the medium, maintaining its founding ideals at the crossroads of art and photojournalism.
Magnum Photos represents Magnum photographers, members, founders and estates. A cultural force, the agency was founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger and David Seymour in 1947. Today, Magnum represents generations of photographers and estates engaged with the medium, maintaining its founding ideals at the crossroads of art and photojournalism. The Magnum Gallery, which expands both online and offline in 2021, aims to honour the legacy of its founders and estates, while nurturing the careers of its younger generation of photographers, hereby placing their works in the best collections around the world. Today, The Magnum Gallery operates two spaces:...
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  • Herbert List: Metamorphoses, 04 - 30 June 2021

    Herbert List

    Greece, Athens, 1936

    Young man with laurel over the eyes 

    © Herbert List / Magnum Photos.

    Herbert List: Metamorphoses

    04 - 30 June 2021
    The Magnum Gallery is honoured to present Metamorphoses, an exhibition of works by the avant la lettre queer German photographer Herbert List, staged at its 63 Gee Street location and online, from 4 to 30 June 2021. The artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK in five years, Metamorphoses explores themes of mythology, the male body, and Greek sculpture. Borrowing its title from Ovid’s epic poem, Metamorphoses focuses on transformation. It seeks to explore the complex relationship between List’s prolific depiction of sculptures, his sensual images of men, and the blurred line between them. The myths of Apollo and Daphne, Echo and Narcissus, the Minotaur, all narrated in Ovid’s fundamental tales The Metamorphoses, appear as underlying themes in List’s remarkable photographs, less in subject matter than as a result of the photographer’s modus operandi of shooting friends and lovers. Spanning from 1933 to 1958, these black and white photographs also...