The Magnum Digest: February 12, 2021
Nanna Heitmann documents Navalny protests, Alec Soth talks photobooks on Youtube, unseen images from Jim Goldberg’s Raised by Wolves, plus more
Nanna Heitmann’s protest photography in L’Espresso
Italian weekly L’Espresso has published another series of images by Nanna Heitmann following their feature last week, which were taken over a second weekend of protests against the detention of Alexei Navalny. Thousands of pro-Navalny demonstrators gathered in urban centres around Russia in support of the politician who leads the opposition party: Russia of the Future. Read more on the story in the February 5 edition of L’Espresso.
Alec Soth gives a talk on the books of William Egglestone
In a new video on Youtube, Alec Soth looks through and discusses The Democractic Forest, as well as other publications from his library of photobooks by William Egglestone. Watch the video here. A previous video of Soth’s explored the work of artist and composer John Cage. Soth flips through his own books and explains how he produced them in his on-demand photography course on Magnum Learn: you can get 20% off the course now with the code START-LEARNING, here.
A look into Jim Goldberg’s new publication on youth culture
Fingerprint is a new release which gathers together previously unseen Polaroids from the making of Jim Goldberg’s book Raised by Wolves. The original 1995 publication explored the stories of socially outcast young people Goldberg worked with over a decade, through photographs, items of ephemera, and written reflections and annotations by its subjects. The project was recently covered in a feature in Collector Daily, which you can read here, and Hunger magazine, which you can read here.
Khalik Allah edits film for The Atlantic
A video accompanying The Atlantic’s digital project for Black History Month was edited by Magnum 2020 nominee Khalik Allah. The video is composed of archival footage and can be seen on a mini-site, titled Inheritance, which is host to a collection of stories exploring how black lives have shaped America. Visit Inheritance and watch the film here.
The New York Times reviews new ICP exhibition featuring Gregory Halpern
A new exhibition at the International Center of Photography exploring documentary photography features work from Gregory Halpern’s book project on California, ZZYZYX. You can read a review of the exhibition — which discusses a recent decline in the popularity of the documentary medium, as well as its “comeback” — on The New York Times here.
Sohrab Hura interviewed about Ishara Art Foundation exhibition
The New Indian Express has spoken to Sohrab Hura about the exhibition he curated for the Dubai art institution, the Ishara Art Foundation. “It has been an extension of thoughts that have been developing and conversations that I’ve already been having with the artists over the last many years,” Hura says of the rationale for the show. Read more here.