Robert Capa’s black-and-white photographs of the 1944 invasion of Normandy are so iconic they emerged from history with their own moniker: “The Magnificent Eleven.”
Though Capa — who was the only photographer embedded with the Allied troops during the Normandy invasion — took 106 photos of the D-Day action, only 11 images survived.
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“Radical Transformations: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age”
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays (Thursdays until 7 p.m.), noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Exhibit continues through Jan. 5, 2014
Where: Ransom Center, University of Texas campus, Guadalupe and 21st streets
Tours: Free guided tours 6 p.m. on Thursdays, 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
Information: 512-471-8994, www.hrc.utexas.edu
Alec Soth: “From Here to There”
What: Magnum photographer Alec Soth presents a visual lecture on his most recent work exploring community life in its uniquely American varieties.
When: 7 p.m. Oct. 23
Where: Belo Center for New Media, 300 W. Dean Keeton St.
“Magnum Film Series”
When: 2 p.m. Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24
What: A four-part series on Sundays in November features films and videos by and about Magnum photographers
Where: Prothro Theater, Ransom Center
Published to coincide with the current exhibit, “Reading Magnum: A Visual Archive of the Modern World” (University of Texas Press, $75) is the first book to examine the Magnum Photos collection in its entirety.
Edited by Steven Hoelscher, “Reading Magnum” features more than 275 images and highlights some the most salient themes that emerge in the collection, including war and conflict, portraiture, cultural life and social relations.