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Public interview with Andrea Holzherr

11 July 2019


Global exhibitions director and curator for Magnum Photos, Paris, will speak about the photo agency’s working principles.

Founded in Paris in 1947, on the initiative of famous documentary photographers including Rober Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David “Chim” Seymour. Legend has it that the iconic Magnum Photos agency was named after the magnum (one-and-a-half-liter bottle) of champagne shared by its co-founding members.

In the interview, global exhibitions director and curator Andrea Holzherr will unveil the history of the creation of the international photo agency Magnum Photos.

With the agency’s initial goal being the distribution of reportage photographs via printed media and keeping the photographer’s copyrights on the images, in her public interview with photographer and photography teacher Andrey Gordasevich, Andrea Holzherr will explain how the agency’s principles have evolved over time, what kind of canons and trends define Magnum Photos of today, and will answer how to become a part of Magnum Photos.

Andrey Gordasevich will act as an intermediary between the audience and Andrea Holzherr allowing visitors to get an answer to questions that interest them.

The interview is held as part of the Magnum Live Lab/19— the first Russian experimental photo laboratory launched in Moscow last winter. At various times, it has taken place in Paris, London, and Shenzhen. The project’s concept is based around the idea of complete openness, allowing the viewers to see the behind the curtain of genuine masters of photography. The Moscow iteration of the project will feature six renowned photographers, three of whom—Mark Power (UK), Alex Webb (USA), and the only Russian Magnum Photos member Gueorgui Pinkhassov—will work in Moscow until July 15.

The interview is organized with the support of the Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “Project Office for the Development of Moscow Tourism and Hospitality”, Magnum Photos, Shchusev Museum of Architecture, Moscow.



Andrea Holzherr is a journalist and curator. Global exhibitions director and curator for Magnum Photos, Paris since 2003, Holzherr actively promotes the Magnum photo archive at various exhibitions, organizing collaborations with international museums and cultural institutions. Before Magnum Photos, she was assistant director at the European House of Photography, Paris. Selected curatorial projects: two Elina Brotherus exhibitions, The New Painting and Stella Polaris (both at the Paris Photo Art Fair, 2006); Bang! Bang! (Tatort Kunst, 2012). Andrea was curator of the 5th Photo Festival in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg (September 2013, Germany). She contributed to the publication of many notable photo collections and compilations, including the compilation of Elina Brotherus (2005), Helsinki School (2005–2011), George Rodger: Unterwegs (2009), Eve Arnold: Homage (2012). Holzherr’s works have been published in multiple contemporary magazines on photography. She lives and works in Paris.


Andrey Gordasevich is a Russian photographer, lecturer of author’s courses on photography at Leica Academie, Russia, at Russian State University for the Humanities and the faculty of journalism at Moscow State University. He has been jury member and reviewer on numerous occasions of Russian and international photo festivals and portfolio reviews. As an artist, Andrey works in a multidisciplinary field using photography, drawing, text, music and long-read as his mediums. His artworks, books and websites have been awarded many times internationally, including the project Games with Time which was a SIPA-2018 (Siena International Photo Awards) finalist. Andrey lives and works in Moscow.


Free admission with advance registration.

The interview will be in English with simultaneous translation to Russian.


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