• © LE BAL / Temple 

  • LE BAL / Temple

  • LE BAL / Temple

  • LE BAL / Temple

To accompagny this exhibition, LE BAL is bringing out a publication entitled Magnum Analog Recovery.

Like previous publications Lewis Baltz - Common Objects and Provoke, it has been devised by Diane Dufour and Pierre Hourquet (Temple).

Magnum Analog Recovery takes readers along an unusual route through the history of Magnum's first 30 years from Robert Capa's D-Day (1944) to Telex Iran by Gilles Peress (1979) : the range comprises 231 prints of that period from the Magnum Analog Recovery archive. This path - neither academic nor official - leads us through the mysteries at the heart of the Magnum cooperative. It is a sensitive journey through the upheavals of time.
Reproduced in a file reminiscent of the archive boxes from which they came, these iconic 20th-century photographs are to be found side by side with numerous unpublished images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, René Burri, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb and Gilles Peress.
Texts and quotations from the photographers (notes, extracts from correspondence of recorded conversations) punctuate the sequence and call to mind the approaches to photography to be found at the heart of Magnum, approaches that can sometimes be contradictory.

Buy the book

Magnum Analog Recovery has been published by LE BAL
With support of the Fondation Jan Michalski

231 images
232 pages
Black and white
32 quotations and documetns

Available in French and English
On sale exclusively at LE BAL Books or online at



Magnum Analog Recovery

April 29 - August 27, 2017

Signature de Susan Meiselas

mardi 23 mai de 18h30 à 20h30

Round #7 - Seeking for writings

Debate-screening organized by LE BAL et l'EHESS

Friday June 9, 2017 - 8 PM

FCS REDUX | Play performed by Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

Thursday June 15, 2017 - 8 PM

Bodies matter and body facing matter

Screening and debate with Amy Greenfield, Jonathan Glazer and Frédérique Menant

Thursday June 22, 2017 - 8 PM

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