The book is a companion volume to an exhibition held at Le Bal, Paris, in 2017, and showcases a  collection, stored in the Magnum archives in Paris in boxes and bearing the name of each of the photographers; it brings together the “postcard” prints sent out to the European Magnum agents for distribution to the press between 1947 and the end of the 1970s. The 231 prints in the book represent a non-official history of the first 30 years of the Magnum Photos agency
Yet this archive only contains a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of prints distributed by the Paris office during those 30 years. 

In French.

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