For many months we have been confined to our homes and the only way to travel has been through imagination and fantasy, now that the restrictions are beginning to loosen some are starting to travel physically again and others are starting to plan future trips.
Magnum Photos has collected over 90 photographs from its archives that address the subject of escape in different ways and has decided to put them up for sale in a special The Magnum Square Print Sale themed “Way For Escape”.
From today, 12 July, until Sunday 18 July, prints by some of the most iconic and well-known photographers of the last century that transport us to faraway places, but not only, will be available for $100 each on the Magnum Photos official website shop.
From Elliott Erwitt‘s shot of a quiet tree-lined avenue in Provence being cycled by a man, to Martin Parr‘s photograph of a crowded and noisy Hong Kong racecourse showing a person watching the race through binoculars.
From the corner of 125th Street and Lexington in New York told by Khalik Allah through people’s gazes to the centre of the United States where Werner Bischof photographed an old pit-stop bar.
The theme of travel returns in Philippe Halsman‘s shot in which the dancer Edward Vilella jumps into the air, opening his arms in the shape of an aeroplane standing behind him; and the theme of escape is evident in David Hurn‘s image in which Ringo Starr furtively peeks out of the window of his train carriage at the adoring crowd, trying to escape.
These are just a few of the authors of the over 90 shots on sale at this new The Magnum Square Print Sale. The prints are not limited edition, but will only be on sale until 18 July. Visit the Magnum Photos website to see them all.