Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: April 24, 2020

Magnum photographers showcase creativity amidst the pandemic in special editions of Vogue, SZ Magazin and L’Internazionale, Jerôme Sessini depicts one day of lockdown in France, plus the latest installment of Magnum’s collaboration with National Geographic

Trent Parke Dash Autio Parke sprint training with a parachute. Semaphore beach. 2020. Adelaide. Australia. © Trent Parke | Magnum Photos

Magnum photographers in focus in Süddeutsche Zeitung

The latest issue of Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, produced in collaboration with Magnum, aims to explore moments which gave photographers hope during the ongoing crisis of COVID-19. The issue, edition 17/2020 of the weekend supplement of the German newspaper, is dedicated entirely to works by Magnum photographers, who share views from their whereabouts around the world. Subscribers can see a round-up of photographs from the print magazine here.

Nanna Heitmann © Nanna Heitmann/Magnum Photos courtesy of Süddeutsche Zeitung © Nanna Heitmann
Olivia Arthur © Olivia Arthur/Magnum Photos /Magnum Photos courtesy of Süddeutsche Zeitung © Olivia Arthur

Magnum photographers in Vogue

The latest edition of Vogue’s print magazine, themed ‘Creativity in a Time of Crisis’, features a portfolio of images which includes the work of David Hurn, Peter van Agtmael, Chien-Chi Chang, Jonas Bendiksen, and Martin Parr. Vogue writes, “we asked designers, photographers, artists, editors, models (and a few celebrities we love) to show us what their lives have looked like these past weeks. The result? An extraordinary document of self-expression, and a reminder of the resilience of hope.” See the images here.

Chien-Chi Chang Home with Kids during the outbreak of COVID-19. Day 1. Graz. Austria. March 13, 2020. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos

Magnum photographers in L’Internazionale

L’Internazionale magazine’s recent special photographic issue, on the theme of COVID-19, has featured Magnum photographers. Five spreads were dedicated to Alex Majoli’s work from Sicily in the print publication, which also featured collaged infrared photography by Antoine d’Agata made in Paris, and selections of work by Jonas Bendiksen, Olivia Arthur, and Peter van Agtmael.

Alex Majoli Covid19 Crisis. Palazzolo Acreide. Disinfection. Siracusa. Italy. March 15th, 2020. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos

Latest edition of collaboration between National Geographic and Magnum Photos

The newest instalment of the series on National Geographic made in collaboration with Magnum Photos is up online now. The series curates images made by photographers living under restrictions to their movements during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week’s edit explores essential work. See it here. These images feed into Magnum’s Diary of a Pandemic, the latest chapter of which can be seen here.

Cristina Garcia Rodero © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos

Jerôme Sessini marks one-month of confinement in France, for Le Monde

Recently 16 photographers took part in a group assignment for the newspaper Le Monde, documenting a day in the life of France during lockdown, to mark one month since the restrictions began. The photographers shot 16 locations across France at precise hours of the day: Jerôme Sessini was tasked with photographing Muhouse and Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, in the Haut-Rhin region. See the feature here.

Jérôme Sessini Arrêt de tramway. Quartier de Boutzwiller près de l’église évangélique « la Porte ouverte ».Mulhouse. France. April 14, 2020. © Jerome Sessini/Magnum Photos for Le Monde © Jérôme Sessini
Jérôme Sessini Tunnels limitrophe entre le département du Haut-Rhin et les Vosges. Retour de Mulhouse. Sainte Marie aux Mines. France. April 14, 2020. © Jerome Sessini/Magnum Photos for Le Monde © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos

Alex Majoli in De Standaard weekend magazine

Magnum photographer Alex Majoli’s work depicting Sicily in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic have been featured in De Standaard’s weekend magazine. See the images in the magazine’s April 18 print edition, or online here.

Alex Majoli Controls in the retirement house where the virus has been spreading. Catania, Sicily. Italy. April 10 2020. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris-Webb selected for The New York Times’ Five Artists to Follow on Instagram

The New-York-based photographic duo Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have been featured in The New York Times’ top five list of artists’ to follow on Instagram. The newspaper said, “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb use [Instagram] to resurface three-plus decades of work, including some of Mr. Webb’s color-intense classics from places like Oaxaca, Mumbai or Havana,” and describe their collaborative approach to curating their feed as “evidence […] of a beautiful partnership.” See the full list of recommendations here. Follow the photographers at @webb_norriswebb.

Alex Webb Erie, Pennsylvania. USA. 2010. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

Latest Quarantine Conversations available now

Lua Ribeira and Susan Meiselas, Thomas Dworzak and Cristina de Middel, Alex Majoli and Mikhael Subotzky … these are a few of the photographic pairings that have been recently been seen in discussion in Magnum’s Quarantine Conversations — an ongoing series of one-to-one dialogues between Magnum photographers touching on a wide range of topics, relating to work—and not. Browse all of the videos here. Read what Resource and Phoblographer had to say about the series here.

Bieke Depoorter © Bieke Depoorter | Magnum Photos