What is Magnum Photos?
Magnum Photos was a photographic co-op based in New York and founded by four photographers in 1947. The organization gave photographers freedom to record what they had seen of the human condition with compassion. The organization has an historical image library of world events.Artwork by Martine Franck
CoBrA stands for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam; this group was formed with a desire to break away from the then existing movements. The Western society criticisms made it experimentally evolve to become a reputable international movement. CoBrA was started by Karel Appel, Joseph Noiret, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, Constant and Asger Jorn on November 8th 1948 at Notre Dame Cafe, Paris where its manifesto was signed. Their unifying factor was the need for freedom of both form and color and their working was based on experiment and spontaneity.
Political pop was an art movement which merged the pop art of Western countries with the socialist realism of China during the 1980s. China was experiencing rapid social and political changes, and artists sought to create art which questioned these cultural changes.