Magnum Digest

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 A U.S. Blackhawk helicopter lands at the Ranch House, a small American outpost deep in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan. There were no decent roads and all medevacs, re-supply and transport w (...)

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.

Peter van Agtmael The Iowa GOP Ronald Reagan dinner headlined by Sarah Palin. Des Moines, Iowa, USA. 2010. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos

Larry Towell Photographs the Migrant Caravan

Larry Towell’s recent trip to Mexico to photograph the caravan of migrants in search of refuge in the United States, has been featured on Le 1, in France.

Subscribers can see the photos and read the article here.

Larry Towell Migrants at dawn. Sinaloa, La Concha, Mexico. 14 November 2018. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos

Jim Goldberg for California Sunday

California Sunday magazine followed two formerly homeless men in San Fransisco as they moved into a supportive-housing complex in the city. Read their stories and see Jim Goldberg‘s portraits here.

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.

Jim Goldberg Chris Young and his dog, Loki. Minna Lee Hotel, a supportive-housing complex. San Francisco, USA. 2018. © Jim Goldberg | Magnum Photos

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 Although well priced in comparison to their competitors, these wine lodges acquired a distinctly dismal reputation with typical characteristics of a working class customer, elderly and often female (...)

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.

Martin Parr Cruise. Gucci. Cannes, France. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Mia Goth by Christopher Anderson

Actress Mia Goth has been photographed by Magnum’s Christopher Anderson for Crash magazine, which featured the shoot on the cover of the latest issue. Find out more about the issue and see the work here.

Christopher Anderson American actress Mia Goth dressing Prada. New York, USA. 2018. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos

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.

Bruce Gilden New York City. USA. 1984. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos


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.

Eve Arnold England. © Eve Arnold | Magnum Photos
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