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The Magnum Digest: August 27, 2021

Sohrab Hura writes about his work for The Financial Times, Gregory Halpern’s book about Guadeloupe, and Raghu Rai reflects on his career

Sohrab Hura India. Barwani. 2014. Umrao’s brother with his daughter. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos

Sohrab Hura’s work on The Financial Times

The Financial Times shares a reflection by Sohrab Hura on his practice this week. In the piece, Hura reflects on a bus journey across India he made early in his career as a photographer that led him to explore documentary photography. Hura considers the evolution of his photography since that time, touching upon his video works and his projects about life at home and Kashmir. Read his essay here.

Sohrab Hura Kashmir. 2018. Spring. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos

Gregory Halpern discusses his work made in Guadeloupe

Aperture magazine published an interview with Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa and Gregory Halpern in which the pair discuss Halpern’s book, Let the Sun Beheaded Be. Created during his residency in Guadeloupe, the project considers the legacy of slavery in the Caribbean archipelago and French overseas territory. “For a picture to work there has to be something that defies expectation, that surprises or unsettles or nags at you, something that doesn’t just reaffirm what you already know or feel,” says Halpern. Read their essay here. See more images from the work and read a conversation between Halpern and writer Diane Symth on Magnum here.

Gregory Halpern From the series "Let the Sun Beheaded Be". Guadeloupe. 2019. © Gregory Halpern | Magnum Photos

Raghu Rai’s reflections feature in India Art Fair

Words by Magnum photographer Raghu Rai feature on India Art Fair’s website as the organization celebrates the photographer turning 80 this year. Rai shares his thoughts on photography, music, and the place of intuition and sacrifice in his career. Read it here.

Magnum Collection Indian photographer Raghu Rai. © Magnum Collection | Magnum Photos

Colby Deal featured in Houstonia magazine

A feature in Houstonia magazine titled ‘Four BIPOC Artists Based In Houston You Should Know’ highlights the work of Magnum nominee Colby Deal this week. The article mentions the work of several emerging artists ahead of the 2021 Texas Biennial. See the list here.

Colby Deal USA. 2017. Portrait of photographer, Colby Deal. © Colby Deal | Magnum Photos
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