Metro is delighted to be official print partner for the first Magnum Photos Seasonal Benefit. Profits from the sale of iconic contact sheets by Magnum photographers will be shared with The International Committee of the Red Cross
Magnum Photos has a longstanding relationship with the ICRC dating back to the aftermath of World War II when the organisation’s work was fully documented. The ICRC has an exclusively humanitarian mission: to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance, whilst endeavoring to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Magnum Photos celebrates this heritage and supports the ICRC’s on- going humanitarian actions.
During the Seasonal Benefit and for a limited time only, a selection of historic Magnum contact sheets featuring iconic images from renowned Magnum photographers will be available to purchase. Contact sheets include Martin Parr’s The Last Resort
, Eve Arnold on the set of The Misfits featuring Marilyn Monroe
and David Hurn’s photographs of The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios in 1964
. Additionally contact sheets by Elliott Erwitt
, Werner Bischof
, David Seymour
, Bruno Barbey
, Herbert List
, Burt Glinn
, Hiroji Kubota
, Guy Le Querrec
and Thomas Hoepker
will also be available.
The Giclée photographic prints
produced by Metro, are stamped by the artists on the verso and blind-stamped by Magnum on the recto. 50% of net profits from the sale will be donated to ICRC to support their work.
Helen Alderson, Director of Financial Resources and Logistics, International Committee of the Red Cross comments: ‘As we work to help those caught up in conflicts throughout the world, we are grateful to Magnum for enabling us to assist more vulnerable people through this initiative giving the public the chance to see and own some of their classic images,’
Fiona Rogers, Global Business Development Manager, Magnum Photos Fiona continues, 'Magnum is proud of its long-standing relationship with the ICRC and our historic documentation of their humanitarian efforts. We are delighted that we can continue to support their initiatives with our first Seasonal Benefit and provide people with the opportunity to own a piece of our heritage'.