The Million Man March. Washington D.C., 1995. - Eli Reed Print – Magnum Photos

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For Magnum photographer Eli Reed, who photographed the Million Man March in 1995, taking to the streets is not just a demonstration. "To speak out and say something" is an engagement with what it means to be a human being. Organized by activist Louis Farrakhan, the Million Man March drew from a well of community-based black activism. One picture from that day shows the swarming crowds on the mall from the perspective of three men, who sit large in the frame, looking out on the momentous scene. “You know, you can do things that are subtle and say something without a lot of jumping up and down. And that was one of those kind of pictures,” says Reed. “It's a quiet picture, but it says a lot about that day and the extent of different men from different places coming together to say something.”

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For Magnum photographer Eli Reed, who photographed the Million Man March in 1995, taking to the streets is not just a demonstration. "To speak out and say something" is an engagement with what it means to be a human being. Organized by activist Louis Farrakhan, the Million Man March drew from a well of community-based black activism. One picture from that day shows the swarming crowds on the mall from the perspective of three men, who sit large in the frame, looking out on the momentous scene. “You know, you can do things that are subtle and say something without a lot of jumping up and down. And that was one of those kind of pictures,” says Reed. “It's a quiet picture, but it says a lot about that day and the extent of different men from different places coming together to say something.”

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
Christina Vatsella
christina.vatsella@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.

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.