Magnum Photos exhibit opens at Ransom Center

Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 10, 2013

The results of an unprecedented artistic windfall for Austin now go on exhibit.

In 2010, MSD Capital — the private investment firm of Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Inc. — bought the entire archive of Magnum Photos, the agency whose photographers have created some of the most iconic images of the past century.

The acquisition totaled some 200,000 photographs and negatives, and an agreement with MSD put the archive at the University of Texas’ Ransom Center, already one of the world’s leading photography repositories.

Now “Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age,” culls together more than 300 images from Magnum’s leading talents, including legendary photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, David Seymour and George Rodger.

Admission to the Ransom Center is always free.

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