Get the Photo: The Magnum Square Print Sale

By Marili Persson - 4 min read

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On the occasion of Magnum’s 70th anniversary and Aperture Foundation’s 65th, the two organizations are now joining forces to present the Magnum Square Print Sale in Partnership with Aperture. The project brings together a selection of over 100 images by international artists, exploring perspectives on transition and transformation in photography.

The November 2018 Square Print Sale ‘Crossings’ will bring together a selection of over 100 images by international artists. This is a rare opportunity to pick up a piece of photographic history by some of the agency’s biggest names, at an affordable price.

By Sohrab Hura / Magnum Photos

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This year’s print sale will explore perspectives on the theme of transition and transformation in photography. The project will create an unprecedented visual dialogue, spanning depictions of physical crossings from one side to another - a road, a river, a border, an ocean - and the personal crossings that manifest in growth, revolt, mutation and self-realisation, the voyages of the mind that have the power to spark change and transformation.

By Carolyn Drake / Magnum Photos

Shared themes emerge across the images, from an examination of contemporary shifts in our understanding of selfhood and identity, to more macroscopic topics such as migration. In this way, ‘Crossings’ asks both literal and metaphorical questions about the human ability to move, transform and build connections. The resulting selection of works is at the crossroads of documentary and conceptual practices.

By Tim Hetherington / Magnum Photos

For 5 days only, you will be able to buy museum quality 6×6” square prints by some of the world’s leading photographic artists. Find the shop and see all the prints here!

For the first time this year, the prints will also be exhibited at the Aperture Gallery in New York, in a special exhibition hosted by Airbnb Magazine for the duration of the sale, in a show open to the public from October 27th.

By © Tyler Mitchell / Courtesy Aperture

By © Mich Rock / Courtesy Aperture

By Alex Webb / Magnum Photos

By Todd Hido / Magnum Photos

By Lindokuhle Sobekwa / Magnum Photos

By Chris Steele-Perkins / Magnum Photos

By Paolo Ventura / Magnum Photos

By Chi Yin Sim / Magnum Photos

By © Richard Renaldi / Courtesy Aperture

By Patrick Zachmann / Magnum Photos

By Larry Towel / Magnum Photos

The sale features over 120 signed or estate-stamped 6-by-6 inch square prints from leading artists, which will be for sale at from October 29 to November 2, only on the Magnum Shop. Get your hands on the prints here!