Magnum 75 #23 by Patrick Zachmann. China. 1995

Minted on Jun 27, 2022
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Magnum 75 #23 by Patrick Zachmann. China. 1995
The making of the film Temptress Moon directed by Chen Kaige, with Christopher Doyle as Chief Operator and Gong Li, Leslie Cheung and Kevin Lin in the cast.
Su Zhou scenes during the production of the film: the actor Gong Li and her co-stars Leslie Cheung (on left), and Kevin Lin (on right).

The Magnum 75 collection is the inaugural NFT collection by Magnum Photos. Created in 2022, the collection brings together works by 76 photographers taken across seven decades.

Each drop will be curated in dialogue with three leading picture editors from across the globe and selected to embody the agency’s past, present, and future. This collection release coincides with the agency’s 75th celebrations and its Annual General Meeting in New York.

The first collection has been curated by Alejandro Cartagena, co-founder of Obscura.

Alejandro Cartagena said: "To look into Magnum’s vast archive is to look into the evolving history of photography as a language. For this selection, which marks the first steps of the agency into yet another horizon for photography with the emergence of blockchain technology, I decided to focus on the ingredients that make certain images stand out from the rest – the elements that all photographers should be aiming for. These 76 images celebrate not only the endurance of Magnum Photos but the quality that has made this longevity possible."

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