Magnum Square Print Sale - Hidden EXPIRED
“I’m sure there are hidden treasures in any analog archive one might never have the chance to discover,” writes Thomas Hoepker, in the text that accompanies his submission for the Autumn 2019 Magnum Square Print Sale in Partnership with Aperture. Hoepker is one of 129 photographers and estates who have delved into their respective archives over recent months in order to select images which convey the sale’s chosen theme: Hidden.
For the third time, a roster of 41 artists published by Aperture has been invited to participate in exploring this theme alongside Magnum’s 88 photographers, resulting in a vast and diverse curation that encompasses both classic and contemporary artistic practices. (
Among the participating Aperture artists are: Steve McCurry, Joel Meyerowitz, Nan Goldin, Todd Hido, William Wegman, Alec Soth, Martin Parr, Gregory Crewdson, et al.
The Autumn 2019 theme explores the idea of what the photographer sees that might be 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 might otherwise be 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 this theme, opening up rich avenues of exploration, and a wide-spanning visual dialogue between the visual artists involved.
All Magnum Square Prints are signed or estate-stamped on an archival label (to ensure quality and preservation) that is affixed to the back of the print, and includes each image’s accompanying text.
The edition is not limited by quantity, but limited by time. The 129 prints, 6" x 6" are all signed or estate-stamped and available for $100 each until 11.59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 1st at Magnum
All orders will be processed as fast as logistically possible. No prints will be shipped later than December 18, 2019. Square Print orders shipped to Europe will ship from Magnum Paris. Square Print orders shipped to the rest of the world will ship from Magnum New York. Orders may be subject to import duties for addresses outside of the European Union and the USA.