The Magnum Digest: April 12, 2019
Diana Markosian wins a World Press Photo award, Alex Webb speaks to LensCulture, Carolyn Drake shoots for Airbnb Magazine, and more from Magnum photographers this week
Diana Markosian Wins a First Prize in World Press Photo Contest
Diana Markosian’s image from her project ‘Cubanitas’, which explores the coming of age of young women in Cuba, took first prize in the World Press Photo Contest’s contemporary issues, single image category.
You can read more about the project on Magnum Photos here. And you can see the winning photograph on the WPP site here.
Diana Markosian on the BBC
Diana Markosian was also featured on BBC Culture’s Through the Lens video series this week. The photographer discusses her work ‘Inventing My Father’. The project saw Markosian return to Armenia to find her father, whom she had last seen at seven years old, when she and the rest of her family moved to California.
You can watch the film here. And see more of the work on Magnum, here.
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on LensCulture
Alex Webb and his wife and creative partner Rebecca Norris Webb spoke to the photography site about street photography: the vagaries of the term, the power of curiosity and the benefits of collaboration.
You can read the interview here. And you can find out about Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s forthcoming workshop in Hong Kong, here.
Carolyn Drake photographs England’s footpaths for Airbnb Magazine
Carolyn Drake travelled to England to photograph some of the 91,000 miles of public footpaths in the country for Airbnb Magazine. Britain’s network of footways lead walkers through myriad points of natural beauty, historical interest, and – as Drake and the author found out – to more than a few pubs. You can read the feature on Medium here.
Alex Majoli’s ‘Scene’ on Arte
Alex Majoli discusses his new book, Scene, in a short film for Arte. The book, which explores the liminal zone between art and reportage was published by Mack Books in March. The project, made over eight years, plays upon peoples’ inherent proclivity for performance.
You can see the film on Arte here, and read a feature on the book on Magnum here.
Signed copies of Scene are available on the Magnum Shop, here.