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The Magnum Digest: August 2, 2019

Emin Özmen’s portraits of purged intellectuals, Miguel Rio Branco’s urban underbellies and more from Magnum photographers this week

Emin Özmen Dr. IIhan Uzgel was a professor at Ankara University, in the faculty of Political Science until Febuary 7, 2017. Dr. Uzgel and 6,000 of Turkey's 150,000 acadmeics were fired. Now he writes for onli (...)

Emin Özmen photographs Turkey’s threatened intellectuals

Ankara University’s faculty of political science has, in the words of the New York Times, ‘Dominated the education of Turkey’s ruling class’ for more than a century. Now, the Erdogan regime has set to dismantling it, one intellectual at a time. Turkish photographer Emin Özmen has made a series of portraits of the faculty members purged from office. You can see the photographs, and read the feature on The New York Times’ site, here.

Emin Özmen Canberk Gurer, 31, at his office at Human Rights Joint Platform. He was an academician at Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, known as Mulkiye, until he was fired on February 2017 afte (...)

Patrick Zachmann’s Notre Dame work on the cover of TIME

Patrick Zachmann’s documentation of the efforts to secure Paris’ iconic cathedral – gutted by fire on April 15 of this year – has been featured on TIME Magazine’s website, and will also feature on the cover of the international print edition.

The French photographer’s ongoing coverage of the herculean effort to save the site has previously been published in L’OBS. You can see that feature here, and you can also see his recent work on renewed excavation and restoration projects – in Pompeii – on Magnum here.

Cover of August 5, 2019 edition of TIME. Image © Patrick Zachmann

Miguel Rio Branco’s vision of metropolises around the world

Huck Magazine has featured a selection of Miguel Rio Branco’s photographs from his newly rereleased book, Maldicidade. The work spans nations and decades, but the images themselves are unified by their encapsulation of the dirt, violence, beauty and lust of modern city life. You can see a selection of the images on Huck, here. A wider selection will be available on Magnum’s site on Monday 5 August, along with a text by Rio Branco.

Miguel Rio Branco © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos

Bruno Barbey’s Color of China

Bruno Barbey’s book, Color of China, has been featured on China Daily. You can read curator Jean Loh’s article about the book, and Barbey’s long-term work in the country, on Magnum here. You can see the China Daily piece, here.

Bruno Barbey The foot of a Buddhist statue, built in the 8th century from a rock cliff (72 meters high). Loshan. Sichuan province. China. 1980. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos

Ferdinando Scianna’s work featured on New York Times Style Magazine

One of Italian photographer Ferdinando Scianna’s images has been featured alongside a short story dwelling upon summer. You can read the piece, and see the image in question, here. More on Scianna’s long-running work in fashion can be found here on Magnum.

Ferdinando Scianna A box of oranges. Palagonia. Sicily. Italy. 1984. © Ferdinando Scianna | Magnum Photos