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December 9, 2017

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Santa Claus or simply “Santa” – also known as Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas has been photographed in many cities around the world (especially in New York with the Volunteers of America). Here our selection from the Magnum Photos‘ archive.

Finland. Town of Rovaniemi. Santa Claus in Finland. 1988. (© Guy Le Querrec/Magnum Photos)


Johannesburg. A black Father Christmas. 1983. (© Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum Photos)

Tokyo. Colonel Sanders (Kentucky fried chicken) dressed as Santa Claus. (© Richard Kalvar/Magnum Photos)

Bethlehem. Israeli patrol soldier passing New Year and Christmas decorations. 1987. (© Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum Photos)

USA. New York City. Manhattan. Central Park. 1982. (© Raymond Depardon/Magnum Photos)

USA. New York City. 1961. Men of the Volunteers of America gather in front of their service center before the Christmas season. (© Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos)

USA. New York. Santa Claus in the subway. 1976. (© Richard Kalvar/Magnum Photos)

Germany. West Berlin. Santa Clauses pose for a group photo by the Berlin Wall. 1989. (© Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos)

England. London. 1989. Father Christmas delivers presents on Christmas Day. From The Pleasure Principle. (© Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum Photos)

Finland. Lapland. Arctic Circle Shopping Centre. The Real Santa Claus. 1991. (© Martin Parr/Magnum Photos)



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