The Empire State Building observation deck on the 86th floor. New York – Magnum Photos

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The English photographer George Rodger was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947. Both he and Robert Capa were contracted to Life during the war and met during the invasion of Italy. On Magnum's founding Rodger was given the African continent as his main area of activity. This image of New York from above, taken from the most famous and tallest landmark in the city at that time. must have been taken when the photographer was in town for meetings with Magnum's New York bureau or commissioning editors

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  • The Empire State Building observation deck on the 86th floor. New York City, 1950.

  • George Rodger

Early Magnum: On & In New York presents classic images from the 1950s of the city which has been Magnum Photos' US home and a source of inspiration since its founding


The English photographer George Rodger was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947. Both he and Robert Capa were contracted to Life during the war and met during the invasion of Italy. On Magnum's founding Rodger was given the African continent as his main area of activity. This image of New York from above, taken from the most famous and tallest landmark in the city at that time. must have been taken when the photographer was in town for meetings with Magnum's New York bureau or commissioning editors

We are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions about this or any other Magnum prints. You can contact one of the following print sales associates.

LONDON & NEW YORK
Chelsea Jacob
chelsea.jacob@magnumphotos.com
T: +44 20 7490 1771

PARIS
Simone Klein
simone.klein@magnumphotos.com
T: +33 1 53 42 50 44

Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.