The Magnum Digest: December 7, 2018
Peter van Agtmael speaks to the New York Times, Larry Towell photographs the migrant caravan in Mexico, Magnum launches The Art of Street Photography online course, and more from the agency this week
Peter van Agtmael on the New York Times
Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael discussed his career with the New York Times, touching on the various angles from which he’s explored America – at home and abroad.
“I am partly in the photojournalism realm, but it’s never been the be-all and end-all,” he says. “It’s always been about the broad spectrum of photography and how can I learn from it to better communicate with more complexity, rigor and beauty.” Read the feature here.
Learn more about van Agtmael’s approach through Magnum’s first online education course, The Art of Street Photography, which also launched this week, here.
Jim Goldberg for California Sunday
The project was very much in keeping with Goldberg’s documentation of the homeless and marginalized, also focused in San Fransisco, that has spanned his career. See Raised by Wolves here, and Rich and Poor here.
Manchester: a Tale of Two Cities
From pies at Bury market to gluten-free brownies in the Northern Quarter, photographer Martin Parr finds signs of change amid the ephemeral and the mundane. Parr’s Manchester exhibition contrasts the city where he was a photography student in the 1970s, and where he made some of his earliest work, to the contemporary metropolis of today. Read The Independent’s feature on the body of work here.
There is more information on the exhibition here.
Martin Parr x Gucci on AnOther
AnOther Magazine tells the story behind Martin Parr’s book for Gucci’s cruise campaign. Read Parr’s thoughts on fashion photography here.
Magnum on The Drum
Media industry publication, The Drum, ran a feature on Magnum Photos – specifically focusing on how the historic collective has developed into a multi-media company. Read the feature here.
Once a year, in June, Magnum photographers meet to discuss the organization’s affairs, setting aside a day for looking at and voting on potential new members’ portfolios. The opportunity to submit your work for consideration by the Magnum membership closes in January. For more information and to submit your work go here.