Magnum Treasure Hunt
Magnum Treasure Hunt

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Magnum Treasure Hunt

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, May 20th, Plinth staged a Magnum Treasure Hunt across London. Beginning at The Magnum Home, participants paced the city to locate and recreate images from Magnum’s archive, from Henri Cartier-Bresson in Trafalgar Square to Chris Steele Perkins in Soho. All they needed was a camera phone; after taking one photo, they sent it to Plinth to receive the next! The winners, a team lead by Victor Lacima, were selected by Magnum photographer Matt Stuart. Below are the fruits of their labour, set next to the original images - we must say, we were blow away.


Original image © Matt Stuart/Magnum Photos. England. London. The British Museum. 2002.


Original image © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos. England. London. Oxford St. 2016.


Original image © Richard Kalvar/Magnum Photos. London. Oxford Street. Souvenir photograph in front of Selfridges. 2015.


Original image © David Hurn/Magnum Photos. England. London. Grosvenor Square. 1968.


Original image © Matt Stuart/Magnum Photos. England. London. New Bond Street. 2010.


Original image © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos. London. June 2nd, 1953. Spectators along the procession route in Piccadilly Circus before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.


Original image © Erich Hartmann/Magnum Photos. London. Trafalgar Square.


Original image © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos. England. London. 12 May 1937. Waiting in Trafalgar Square for the coronation parade of King George VI.


Original image © Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum Photos


Original image © Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos. London. Oskar Werner at the Foyles bookstore.


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