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Apr 23, 2015
by Moises Saman
Earlier this year Moises Saman traveled to La Rinconada, Peru, to photograph unsafe conditions at its gold mines for The New Yorker. The Peruvian government is attempting to regulate mining standards but in the mean time operations such as those at La Rinconada have been left alone resulting in environmental contamination and dangerous working conditions. Ambitious individuals flock to the area to... More...
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Apr 22, 2015
by Patrick Zachmann
At least 700 migrants died this past weekend while trying to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. In recent years, Patrick Zachmann has documented these migrations, following the plight of the many thousands who attempt to find sanctuary in Europe and exploring their relationship to the sea (mare) they had to cross and to the mother (mater) they left behind. In a testimony... More...
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Apr 21, 2015
by Patrick Zachmann
Patrick Zachmann went to Szechwan province in order to finish a photo series for a book and exhibition he is preparing on China, a subject he has been documenting during the past 30 years. He took this opportunity to spend time with Chinese friends who guided him during the Chinese New Year in the city of Zi Gong, in villages and around local families.

During this particular period, Chinese people... More...
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Apr 8, 2015
by Magnum Photographers
Expo 2015 will be hosted by Milan, from May 1st to 31 October 2015.
The new Universal Exposition's theme is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.
With Food as the topic, we present some related bodies of work: Sacred Food by Jonas Bendiksen, Sugar by Carl De Keyzer, Junk Food by Martin Parr, Katz's Delicatessen by Bruce Davidson, and highlights from the archive.... More...
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Apr 3, 2015
by Alex Majoli
On April 2nd Iranian and US officials announced that a framework had been reached for an agreement that would restrict Iran's ability to develop nuclear arms. In exchange, the international community will cancel any sanctions which had been leveled in response to the nuclear threat. This news comes after weeks of intense negotiations. The goal is to finalize the details of the agreement by June. ... More...
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Apr 2, 2015
by Alex Majoli
On the occasion of Exhibition Expo Milano 2015, Magnum Photos developed a special project with Italian newspaper La Stampa.

From February to June 2015, photographers Alex Majoli, Jonas Bendiksen, Paolo Pellegrin and Olivia Arthur will produce a series of four special essays around the theme of nutrition.

Alex Majoli’s feature story focuses on the cycle of rice production in the south of India and... More...
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Mar 25, 2015
by Michael Christopher Brown
In July of 2014, Magnum nominee Michael Christopher Brown accompanied Jane Goodall as she returned to her home in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. At eighty years of age (and still with a busy schedule), Goodall tries to return to the Park, to where it all began, at least once a year.

This story was published in the March 13th edition of The New York Times Magazine.

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