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The Magnum Digest: February 1, 2019

Larry Towell’s migrant caravan on VICE, Bruce Gilden interviewed by The Guardian and more from Magnum photographers this week

Larry Towell North of Irapuato, 2,500 km from Tijuana. Migrants board a truck carrying rolls of steel rebar used for construction. Many drivers let migrants board despite the danger. Others refuse and continue (...)

The Migrant Caravan by Larry Towell

Magnum photographer Larry Towell recently spent time in Mexico with the men, women and children travelling towards the United States. He was there of his own accord to follow the migrants as they made their way north to Tijuana, documenting an expedition that had attracted so much attention from President Trump, the American right, and liberals alike.

See the images and read the story behind them on VICE here.

Larry Towell Migrants boarding transport trucks. Queretaro, Mexico. 11 November 2018. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos

Only God Can Judge Me

Bruce Gilden spoke to The Guardian about his latest book Only God Can Judge Me, opening up about the parallels between the project and his own difficult family history.

Read The Guardian feature here. Read more about Only God Can Judge Me on Magnum here.

Bruce Gilden Jessica. Overtown, Miami. USA. 2018. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos
Bruce Gilden Margot. Overtown, Miami. USA. 2018. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos

An Interview with Harry Gruyaert

Magnum photography Harry Gruyeart spoke to The British Journal of Photography about his prolific career and his two most recent books, Rivages and East/West.

Read the feature here. Explore Rivages on Magnum Photos here, and East/West here.

Harry Gruyaert Ostend. Belgium. 1988 © Harry Gruyaert | Magnum Photos
Harry Gruyaert Los Angeles. California. USA. 1982. © Harry Gruyaert | Magnum Photos

Jérôme Sessini on Fisheye

The recent fashion photography work by Magnum’s Jérôme Sessini has been featured by Fisheye. He tells the publication that this new creative project was another way of telling stories. Read the feature here.

Jérôme Sessini "Solitude". Fashion Shoot.

Model Bianca O'Brien. Athens. Greece. 2018. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini "Solitude". Fashion Shoot. Model Bianca O'Brien. Athens, Greece. 2018. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos

Rafal Milach, Reviewed

Rafal Milach’s book Nearly Every Rose on the Barriers in Front of the Parliament has been reviewed by Conscientious Photography Magazine, which describes it as “an individual’s gesture of resistance”

Read the article here. Read more about Milach’s work inspired by Poland’s political situation here.

Rafal Milach Warsaw, Poland. July 22 2017 © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos

I Know Why the Rebel Sings

France Inter spoke to Magnum Exhibition Manager Emmanuelle Hascoët about Newsha Tavakolian’s  I Know Why the Rebel Sings, currently on display in Mulhouse. Tavakolian previously said of Listen,  one of the featured projects: “[It] echoes the voices of these silenced women. I let Iranian women singers perform through my camera while the world has never heard them.”

Listen to the feature here. See more details about the exhibition here.

Newsha Tavakolian Iranian paramilitary Baseej forces reenact the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) in the south of Tehran. Iran 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos