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The Magnum Digest: August 9, 2019

Sohrab Hura's new book reviewed on The Guardian, a look at Magnum's online education program on Digital Camera World, and Mark Power's latest book featured on Aesthetica

Sohrab Hura The Coast © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos

Sohrab Hura’s Vision of ‘Angst-ridden India’ reviewed in The Guardian

The Guardian’s photography critic Sean O’Hagan has reviewed Sohrab Hura’s new book, The Coast, the photographs in which he describes as, “wonderful and vicious, almost hallucinatory in their intensity.” Yet it is not only the images themselves that he dwells upen, but also Hura’s approach to his shifting, morphing text, woven throughout the photographs in varying iterations.

You can read O’Hagan’s extensive review here on The Guardian, and you can read an interview with Hura about the background to the work – on Magnum – here.

Sohrab Hura The parrot and its fortuneteller. India 2014 © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos

The Art of Street Photography on Digital Camera World

The first of a series of weekly features on Magnum’s online education program Magnum Learn has been published on Digital Camera World. This entry offers a primer on the genre of street photography and insight on Magnum co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson‘s concept of the ‘decisive moment’.

You can read an essay by Magnum’s Cultural Director – Pauline Vermare – on Magnum photographers’ long history working on the street here, and you can see a trailer for the course here.

Susan Meiselas Dee and Lisa on Mott Street. Little Italy. New York City. USA. 1976. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Good Morning, America Vol. II in Aesthetica’s 5 to read this month

Mark Power’s newest book, Good Morning, America Vol. II, has been included in the top five must-read titles of the month by Aesthetica. The book is – as the title suggests – the second in a planned series of five releases looking at the contemporary American landscape, and the social issues it reveals. See Aesthetica‘s list, here.

You can read Gregory Harris, photographic curator of Atlanta’s High Museum, reflecting on the work’s impact on Magnum here.

Mark Power Houston, Texas 01.2018 // The National Presidential Wax Museum, Keystone, South Dakota 10.2018 © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power Aftermath of the Tubbs fire. Journey’s End Mobile Home Park, Santa Rosa, California. 01.2018 © Mark Power | Magnum Photos