The Magnum Digest: April 26, 2019
Alex Majoli’s 'Scene' closes in Paris, Alec Soth for WIRED, Cristina Garcia Rodero on Topic, and more from Magnum photographers this week
Last Chance to See ‘Scene’
Read an interview with Majoli about this body of work, which explores the liminal areas between theater and reality, art and reportage, here.
You can buy a signed copy of Scene on the Magnum shop here.
Alec Soth for WIRED
Alec Soth turned his camera upon his home state of Minnesota – specifically the city of Minneapolis – to trace the story of what is widely believed to be the first Bitcoin-related murder for WIRED. Read the compelling story and see Soth’s images here.
Cristina Garcia Rodero on Topic
The religion-focused work of Spanish photographer Cristina Garcia Rodero has been featured by Topic. Explore Rodero’s work, featuring a rural Spanish village, where residents parade with ancient icons like wax heads, alongside leaping devils, daisy kings and Catholic saints, here.
“The New Londoners” on National Geographic
Chris Steele-Perkins spent over four years making portraits of families living in London whose origins span the globe, with the aim of photographing people from every country in the world. The project resulted in a book, as well as several exhibitions, and has now been featured by National Geographic. Read the feature here.
Read an interview with Steele-Perkins about the project on Magnum here.
Visitors to London can see the work on show at The British Library until July 7 – more information here.
David Hurn’s Final Public Talk
The Welsh branch of the Royal Photographic Society recently announced that a forthcoming talk by Welsh Magnum photographer David Hurn will be his last public address of this sort. Find more information about the event here.
Read Magnum’s interview with David Hurn on his love of Wales and why he has bequeathed his collection of photography to the country’s national museum here.
Inge Morath Award Closes Soon
The Inge Morath Award closes for entries on Tuesday April 30. The prize is a $5,000 grant for a female photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. More information and application instructions can be found here.
Read an exclusive extract from a recent biography of Inge Morath, which explores her earliest days with Magnum, working in Spain under the at times gruelling tutelage of its co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson, on Magnum here.
W. Eugene Smith Grant Closes Soon
Entries for the 2019 W. Eugene Smith Fund grant, Howard Chapnick grant, and Smith Fund grant for student photographers close on April 30th. The W. Eugene Smith grant is to help a photographer begin a photographic project or to help complete a body of work in progress. The W. Eugene Smith grant for student photographers is designed to encourage and support students whose photographic work renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s humanistic and compassionate photography.
More information and applications here.
Learn more about W. Eugene Smith’s approach to photography on Magnum here.
Martin Parr and Bruce Gilden in Conversation
Magnum photographers Martin Parr and Bruce Gilden sat down for a chat at Parr’s foundation in Bristol, England, recently. See the pair’s “sofa session”, where Parr quizzes Gilden about his initial entry into photography, what draws him to the people he chooses to photograph, and his characteristic use of the flash, on YouTube here.