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May 6, 2016
by Patrick Zachmann
For over thirty years, Patrick Zachmann has traveled across China, a country he discovered in 1982 while reporting on the Chinese film industry. From Hong Kong triads in the 1980’s to the mutation of the city of Beijing through Tiananmen Square protests, this book brings together around 350 B&W and colour photographs, in which the small and the great history meet in a changing country. The underlying... More...
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May 5, 2016
by John Vink
In the month of April, the Buddhist Sinhalese and Hindu Tamil communities, living next to the Christian and Muslim communities of Sri Lanka celebrate their New Year. All work is halted as in a transition period of inactivity the country enters in a ‘no man’s time’ between the old and the New Year. For the Buddhist Sinhalese, festivities can be held and work can resume only after a pot of milk has been... More...
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May 3, 2016
by Bruce Davidson
The second in an acclaimed series of illustrated biographies of Magnum photographers, this volume chronicles the life and work of Bruce Davidson, a truly American artist, iconoclast, and humanist.

Bruce Davidson began his love affair with photography at age ten. The son of a hardworking divorced mother, he was a loner who disliked school and had difficulty conforming to the world around him. His camera... More...
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May 3, 2016
by Patrick Zachmann
On the occasion of the relase of Patrick Zachmann's new book “So long, China" (Xavier Barral Editions), Magnum presents the photographer's latest feature : China, Too Fast.
This story, which was produced in Yunnan and in Sichuan in 2012 and 2015, features "intergenerational couples" – young 20-year olds and grandparents - in their family homes. It aims to show the struggles and cultural shocks one... More...
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May 3, 2016
by A. Abbas
According to the Old Testament, the only non-historical source, Queen Esther saved the Jews of Persia from genocide, by revealing to King Xerxes the plot hatched by his vizir, Haman. A tomb in Hamadan, Iran is believed to be Esther’s tomb. Every year, Jews celebrate this salvation throughout the world with a joyous festival.

In Israel, it is not uncommon to see Hassid Jews drunk on alcohol for this... More...
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Apr 29, 2016
by Magnum Photographers
Nuit Debout is a social movement that started in France on 31st March 2016, following the mobilization against labor market reform.
People have been gathering at Paris' Place de la République every night to discuss political and social issues the same way it happened in New-York (Occupy) and Barcelona (Los Indignados).

In recent days several Magnum photographers have visited the Place de la République... More...
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Apr 29, 2016
by John Vink
With its agriculture shifting little by little from a family subsistence pattern to a larger scale exploitation of the resources, and with the impact of global warming threatening yields, Cambodia has to be proactive in finding alternative solutions to the traditional ways of growing rice. The Cambodian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (CARDI), which became operational in 2000 and employs... More...
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