The archives of Magnum Photos contain images of some of the world’s highest peaks. Magnum Photos is not known for landscape photography, but the theme runs through the agency’s 80-year history. These photographs are not only a testament to a very human fascination with mountains all over the world, but also to the veneration and fear that they can inspire. Up until the 20th century, mountains seemed to be indestructible, but today, we see mountain habitats overused and endangered.
The exhibition was developed by the Fort of Bard in close collaboration with Magnum Photos. It is accompanied by a book published by Prestel. The exhibition is open from 17th July 2019 to 6th January 2020.