CEO of Magnum Photos inspires students

On Friday 5 May 2017, we had the pleasure of welcoming David Kogan, the CEO of Magnum Photos into school to talk to years 8 – 10 about his career and Magnum Photos.

He spoke at length about his incredible career path that incorporated journalism, war zones, helping to launch GMTV, being Managing Director of Reuters and negotiating the biggest TV rights deal in Premier League history.

He then went through a series of iconic and powerful historical images on screen. From the Magnum archives, he explained the back stories behind thought provoking images such as the D-Day landings captured by Robert Capa, the fall of the Berlin Wall by Raymond Depardon and 9/11 by Thomas Hopeker. All the images had interesting angles / stories surrounding the picture and it was fascinating for the students to hear all about these major historical events through the eyes of the photographer.