The Magnum Photos agency was founded by and continues to represent some of the world’s most visionary documentary photographers. Its archive of work contains indelible images of cultural and political life and represents some of the finest artistry and imagination of the medium. Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, David “Chim” Seymour and their contemporaries’ endeavors live on in the annals of photojournalism, museum collections, advertising, and now in a collection of online invitations and cards from Paperless Post.
Magnum Photos’ library reflects every part of life across the globe as viewed through the perceptive lenses of its photographers. Our invitations feature snapshots of everyday European life from unexpected vantage points—images that make a beguiling start to any event. Ian Berry and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s famous scenes of English aristocrats at sport and play are a fitting opening to lawn games and spring celebrations. On hotter days, send Elliot Erwitt, Bruno Barbey, and Rene Burri’s images of sun-worshipping French vacationers on La Cote D’Azur and abroad. Celebrate the Fourth of July with a nod to the Continent and an invitation featuring Martine Franck’s ethereal, nostalgic fireworks. Toast the more proverbial holidays with a Christmas party invitation (or a warmly wished greeting) featuring pristine Alpine vistas shot by Peter Marlow and Werner Bischof.
However you choose to set the scene, our online design tool lets you choose the perfect digital envelope and backdrop to mat and frame your invitation’s inspiration image. Our tools for planning and hosting your party fit seamlessly into the picture, too. Use the online address book to search out and sort out your guests of choice—from past parties you’ve hosted or from your own e-mail contacts—into a custom list. After you’ve delivered your invitation, keep track of the attendees with RSVP tracking and use guest messaging tools to exchange any individual notes you find necessary to relate. Your event page has room for an online gallery of party photos perfect for showcasing the photography of any attendees inspired by your Magnum Photos invitation.