The Magnum Digest: April 2, 2021
Moises Saman and Lorenzo Meloni photograph the Pope in Iraq, Yael Martinez’s work on The New Yorker, and Bruce Gilden photographers skater fashion for Numéro
Moises Saman and Lorenzo Meloni photograph papal visit to Iraq
The first ever papal visit to Iraq took place last month. Pope Francis toured several places around the country including Baghdad, Qaraqosh and the ancient city of Ur. Moises Saman photographed the visit for National Geographic, while Lorenzo Meloni documented the visit for De Standaard.
Yael Martínez’s long-term project featured in New Yorker
The New Yorker magazine has featured an piece exploring Magnum 2020 nominee Yael Martinez’s ongoing project. The House That Bleeds explores families’ grief following the forced disappearances of loved ones as a result of organized crime. Martinez is interviewed by the magazine for the article, which you can read online here.
Bruce Gilden’s images in Numéro Homme
A fashion editorial story for Numéro Homme was recently photographed by Bruce Gilden. The images, featuring models on the streets of New York, explore skater style. See the images in Numéro Homme’s print issue number 41.
Bieke Depoorter’s new book on pre-sale now
The project by Bieke Depoorter which follows the Magnum photographer and her friend and collaborator, Agata, through a multiple-year-long artistic exploration sees itself released as a new publication this month. You can find out more about the book and preorder it here.
Peter van Agtmael shares his Covid-19 year for Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair recently published a selection of images from six photographers depicting life in the US for the past year under the restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. Peter van Agtmael contrinbuted his images of a funeral service, reflecting, “There’s no real modern precedent for this pandemic, and while depravity and callousness have often been on display, so have courage and love.” See more here.
Peter van Agtmael speaks to Buzzfeed about his new book
Sorry for the War, the new photobook by Peter van Agtmael, is an exploration of the violence afflicted by the US at home and internationally over the past two decades. Van Agtmael was interviewed by Buzzfeed about the project. “So much of this work is about the forms of subtle violence that create and sustain conflict,” he tells the website. Read the Buzzfeed piece here, and read a conversation between van Agtmael and photographer Tanya Habjouqa about the project and its follow-up booklet, 2020, on Magnum here.
Newsha Tavakolian nominated for World Press Photo
World Press Photo has selected Newsha Tavakolian as a nominee for its 2021 photo contest, in the category General News, for an image from her story following the mourning of General Qassem Soleimani in January 2020. See all of the nominees in each category on their website here.
Magnum Dogs in The Times and Digital Camera World
A new group publication by Magnum features various images of dogs thoughout its 70-plus-year-spanning archive of images. The Times has featured a gallery of photographs from the book – which you can see here, and Digital Camera World has published its view on the book online here. See more images from the book on Magnum here.
Sim Chi Yin’s work on show at the Guangzhou Image Triennial
One Day We’ll Understand, the project by Sim Chi Yin, went on display this week in China at the Guangzhou Image Triennial 2021. Themed ‘Intermingling Flux’, the triennial aims to explore the relationship between human beings, technology and ecology. Sim’s project investigates familial history and collective memory through photographs, archival images and multimedia. Find out more about the Guangzhou Image Triennial here and read more about Sim’s work here.
Susan Meiselas and Elliott Erwitt images feature on Rockefeller Center flags
The Flag Project, the public art installation at New York’s Rockefeller Center which launched last year via a crowdsourced submission process, returned this week. This iteration was based on photography, and nine flags by New York-based image-makers were selected by Aperture to feature outside the landmark building, which included Susan Meiselas’ photograph of the Prince Street Girls, and Elliott Erwitt’s street-level snapshot of two dogs and its owner. You can see the flags on display until the end of this month.