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Magnum Photos, Inc.

Rights and Restrictions Information

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730

Photographs credited to Magnum can be found in many collections in the Prints & Photographs Division. No instrument of gift exists for those photographs acquired from Magnum, and no correspondence has been found that clearly states what rights Magnum holds. In a recent telephone conversation, Magnum informed the Library that it still represents many of the photographers who have works in the Division's collections. Privacy and publicity rights may also apply.

Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy on serving originals.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Permitted; subject to P&P policy on copying.

Publication and other forms of distribution: May be restricted. Magnum is a photo agency that was founded by photographers to market their photographs while protecting the rights of photojournalists. Normally Magnum Photos, Inc., sells the usage rights to photographs taken by its photographers. Magnum asserts that copyright is held by the photographer. Therefore, patrons are advised to check for copyright before publishing or otherwise distributing photographs credited to Magnum. Privacy and publicity rights may also apply. While Magnum cannot control use of published P&P images that are not protected by copyright, patrons are advised that Magnum is still in business and has expressed interest in the use of its images. Magnum may be contacted at:

Magnum Photos, Inc.
12 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: 212-929-6000

Note: Magnum does not control the use of Toni Frissell's photographs of the Bouvier-Kennedy wedding in LOT 10499-2.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-93455]

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Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff, 1995.Last revised: Dec. 2017
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