Magnum Photos: A Living Archive

BCG50 Magum Video

The artists at Magnum Photos peel back the layers of BCG's culture and history to reveal a rich new perspective. Magnum honored BCG's 50th anniversary with a photo exhibition, and more recently recorded humble moments in the lives of BCGers around the world to depict the firm's diversity and values.

Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually."

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Magnum founder

Commemorating BCG's History

To commemorate BCG's 50th anniversary, Magnum Photos worked with the designers Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram to capture the history, future, and impact of the firm. Titled Now Is The Time, the resulting exhibit personified the five key conditions of BCG’s theme: the world at a crossroads.

Now Is The Time combines documentary photography and immersive media to provide insight into changes that will transform the world over the next 20 years: the explosive growth of the middle class in the developing world, the rapid increase in the number of people acquiring postsecondary degrees, the vast changes in the use of resources worldwide, the continuing acceleration of digital and physical connectivity, and the dramatic rise of market and societal turbulence.

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