Solidarity, the week-long Magnum Square Print Sale has opened with more than 100 archival-quality prints, signed by the photographers or estate-stamped available for just US$100 each.
‘Solidarity’, the Magnum’s Square Print Sale, in support of NAACP and in collaboration with Vogue, runs from Monday, July 27, 9AM EST to Sunday, August 2, 6PM EST 2020. Signed or estate-stamped, museum-quality, 6×6 inch prints from over 100 visual artists will exceptionally be available for $100, for 7 days only, from magnumphotos.com/shop. This year’s Magnum Square Print Sale is being run in support of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) in collaboration with Vogue. The vision of the NAACP is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race; Magnum Photographers and Vogue will both be donating 50% of their proceeds to this cause. The sale ends on Sunday 2 August.
This year’s collection was assembled in the light of the global societal and political upheaval that has seen the Black Lives Matter cause taken up around the world as well as hundreds of millions facing government restrictions on movement. While acknowledging the daunting divisions and fault-lines running through society, the selection will examine a simultaneous human yearning for commune and connection, aiming to explore the strength of both the individual and collective, as well as the interdependence of peoples around the world in the face of adversity and oppression. Other photographs in the curation explore personal paths to understanding the power of solidarity through relationships with loved ones, strangers, or movements.
Magnum Square Prints are printed on 15.24 x 15.24 cm archival paper with the image size at14 cm on the longest side. Images will not be cropped but will instead have white borders. They are not editioned by quantity, but editioned by time, as these items will not be made available outside the sale window. The images in each sale are always different, and will never be available in this format again. The images will be available for 7 days only, from magnumphotos.com/shop.