An extraordinary record of great photographs being captured, edited and made
Kristen Lubben, former longtime curator at the International Center of Photography, is now executive director of the Magnum Foundation.
'Exemplary ... stunningly beautiful' - Geoff Dyer, Observer
'Utterly absorbing. To be able to follow dozens upon dozens of the most recognised images of the 20th century backwards through the selection process gives these pictures a new immediacy and vitality ... fascinating and surprisingly intimate' - John Banville, Daily Telegraph
'Magnificent ... every compelling image gives us an intimate and exciting sense of walking alongside the photographer' - RA Magazine
'A treasure trove' - Andrew Motion, Guardian
'A fascinating book that can not only be enjoyed for itself but can be utilised as a great learning tool for the most difficult task of all - picture editing' - Black & White Photography