Magnum Photos: who is Santa Claus?

Magnum Photos: who is Santa Claus?

Who is Santa Claus? That is the question asked by the photographers at Magnum Photos in this superb video from the agency’s Magnum in Motion series, which they have kindly shared with Digital Camera World.

Culled from the archives of Magnum’s world famous photographers, the series shows the many ways in which the spirit of Christmas is invoked throughout the world – in particular, how the central figure of Santa Claus is celebrated in his many forms.

Click below to watch the short film, which is backed by a colourful soundtrack from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performing “A Mad Russian Christmas”.

We hope you enjoyed the video – and we hope you enjoyed your time on Digital Camera World in this past year.

From us, and everyone at Magnum Photos, we wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the new year.

We have a lot of exciting plans for 2013, which we hope to reveal soon!


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