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David Alan Harvey's limited-edition "photo novella," (based on a true story) sold out quickly. The unique publication -- a visual labyrinth of fact and fiction, sex and passion, danger and fun -- garnered accolades and attention from various members of the photo world, and won several awards, including POYi "Best Photography Book" honors.

Now comes the (based on a true story) magazine, a product Harvey and his BurnBooks team printed in hopes of making the experience of the book available to many of the characters that served as his photo subjects, and neighborhoods of Rio that served as his visual backdrop. After going back to Rio, and giving half of the entire print run of the magazine away to friends and strangers alike, Harvey is making the magazine available for purchase.

Printed on the same quality of paper as the book, this publication also captures the unique character of Rio, and is evocative of that signature energy that defines and shapes the city. But this large format large magazine is, of course, a different experience than the (based on a true story) book; it's rawer, with images that sizzle and jump off the page.

Get it while it's hot.

Signed by David Alan Harvey

  • Format: Magazine
  • Size: 15 x 11 inches
  • Publisher: BurnBooks
  • Publication Year: 2013

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.

One-off publications, special editions and self-started passion projects, magazines featuring the work of Magnum photographers are a great way to discover new imagery.


David Alan Harvey's limited-edition "photo novella," (based on a true story) sold out quickly. The unique publication -- a visual labyrinth of fact and fiction, sex and passion, danger and fun -- garnered accolades and attention from various members of the photo world, and won several awards, including POYi "Best Photography Book" honors.

Now comes the (based on a true story) magazine, a product Harvey and his BurnBooks team printed in hopes of making the experience of the book available to many of the characters that served as his photo subjects, and neighborhoods of Rio that served as his visual backdrop. After going back to Rio, and giving half of the entire print run of the magazine away to friends and strangers alike, Harvey is making the magazine available for purchase.

Printed on the same quality of paper as the book, this publication also captures the unique character of Rio, and is evocative of that signature energy that defines and shapes the city. But this large format large magazine is, of course, a different experience than the (based on a true story) book; it's rawer, with images that sizzle and jump off the page.

Get it while it's hot.

Signed by David Alan Harvey

  • Format: Magazine
  • Size: 15 x 11 inches
  • Publisher: BurnBooks
  • Publication Year: 2013

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.