Michael Dell buys Magnum Photos archive

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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last! This photograph by Bob Adelman was taken at the climax of Martin Luther King jnr's "I have a dream" speech in Washington in 1963. The Magnum Photos archive was acquired in February 2010 by MSD Capital, a private investment firm run by Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive of Dell.

 

Michael Dell, chief of computer firm Dell, has acquired the print archive of Magnum Photos, widely considered to be the world's most valuable photographic collection.

The collection documents world events, and includes photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King jnr, Che Guevara, James Dean and Jacqueline Kennedy.

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