The annual sale of museum-quality prints by the world’s leading photographic artists has opened overnight and will run for five days only, ending on 1 November.

Protester, Cuban Missile Crisis. Whitehall, London. 1962. © Don McCullin. One of the images offered in this year’s Magnum Square Print Sale.

The Autumn 2019 theme, ‘Hidden’, explores the idea of what the photographer sees that is otherwise hidden. Since its beginnings, photography has functioned in part as a vehicle for showing what is neither accessible nor visible to the majority of us, as well as shedding light on the things around us that are otherwise overlooked. From remote societies to elite fraternities, isolated places to objects so common we don’t stop to look at them, photographs reveal hidden things, places and lives. Artists, too, often describe their own private spaces and inner lives as integral to their work. Each participating photographer offers their own interpretation of the theme.

The sale brings together a selection of over 100 images, which will be offered as signed, or estate-stamped, 6×6-inch prints for US$100 each. Click here to visit the Magnum Photos Shop, which is open until Friday, November 1, 2019, at midnight EST (US time).