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▲ The Special Exhibition <Magnum in Paris> Poster (Source: Busan Cultural Center)
 

 World-famous photojournalists have captured Paris, France, and the Busan Cultural Center working with Gaudium Associates decided to feature these photographs in "Magnum in Paris," a special exhibition, going on until Oct. 10.

 In 1947, a group of photographers in Paris banded together to form the "Magnum" photo cooperative. Beginning as a way to show the world for what it is, each founding photojournalist David "Chim" Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and William Vandivert, undertook a specific area of the globe, with Robert Capa following his curiosity and worldwide events. Some consider the group as the leader in photojournalism since the 20th century.

 Using a plane ticket look-alike, visitors can enter the exhibition, containing 11 sections and over 300 works from the 39 members of the Magnum Photos collective. The various areas include a wide range of subject matter. One section depicts the city as the pinnacle of world fashion. A particular area is devoted to Elliott Erwitt's works, known for their humorous take on humanity. Even a "Salon de Paris" is reproduced complete with books and illustrations, so visitors can enjoy the artwork and take a step back into the minds of the artists. 

 Reservations must be made on the website (magnuminparis.com). Admission is 10,000 won for children, 13,000 won for teenagers and 15,000 won for adults.


◎ Address: 1, UN pyeonghwa-to 76beon-Gil, Nam-gu

 Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last entry at 5 p.m. Closed Mondays.

 How to get there: Daeyeon Station (metro line 2), exit 3. Go straight for about 15 minutes along the street next to Busan Bank.