The Magnum Digest: December 21, 2018
Moises Saman in Iraq, Bruce Gilden on the street, and more from Magnum photographers this week
Moises Saman in Iraq
Moises Saman travelled to Iraq for The New Yorker to explore the state’s response to suspected jihadis and their families. Read the feature here.
Martin Parr on The Guardian
Martin Parr spoke to The Guardian about his career, fearlessness, fatherhood, the left-wing bias of photojournalists and being banned from Iran. Read the feature here. You can learn from Martin Parr and other Magnum photographers with The Art of Street Photography here.
Bruce Gilden on Wallpaper*
To mark the launch of The Art of Street Photography, Bruce Gilden, who provides his advice in the course, spoke to Wallpaper* magazine about the influence of his father on his personal drive, his entry into photography and his career spent pounding pavement.
Read the feature here, and explore The Art of Street Photography here.
Following the influence of his father in the above article, discover how Gilden’s mother shaped his practice, and inspired a body of work now published in the new book Only God Can Judge Me. Read The Washington Post’s write-up here. Read about the project on Magnum here, and buy a signed copy of the book on the Magnum Shop here.
Gift The Art of Street Photography
You can now gift Magnum’s first online course The Art of Street Photography. Suitable for aspiring and experienced photographers alike, as well as those with an appreciation for photography, The Art of Street Photography sees seven Magnum photographers reflect upon their specific practices and their approaches to working on the street. The course also includes interviews with industry experts, assignments, and workbooks for each lesson featuring further reading, and expanded photographer interviews. Find out more here and select gifting at the checkout.
Magnum Photographers on their Practice
Canon Europe delves into the practices of several Magnum photographers, speaking to Chris Steele-Perkins about his work in Somalia and Martin Parr on his style and vision, while Diana Markosian and Patrick Zachmann offer up their best advice to photographers.
Bieke Depoorter on Huck
Bieke Depoorter spoke to Huck magazine about her practice, explaining her reasoning behind her collaborative and immersive approach to creating photographs. Read the feature here.
Emin Özmen on Newsweek Japan
Emin Özmen’s work documenting the ongoing civil war in South Sudan was published by Newsweek Japan this week. Japanese readers can see the feature here.
Rafal Milach Award Nomination
2018 Magnum nominee Rafal Milach has been nominated in the Polityka Passports Awards 2018 in the Visual Arts category. This annual prestigious Polish award has been presented by the weekly magazine Polityka since 1993. There are six major categories: literature, film, theatre, classical music, popular music, and visual arts. The winners will be announced on January 8th.
Find out more about Milach’s practice here.
Cristina de Middel in Elle Italy
Official Nobel Peace Prize photographer, Cristina de Middel spent time with this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners Dr Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, exploring how sexual violence has been, and still is, used as a weapon of war worldwide. Elle Italy has previewed some of this work. See it here. More information about the exhibition can be found here.