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The Magnum Digest: February 14, 2020

Bruce Gilden exhibition opens in New York, Martin Parr's work at National Museum Cardiff reviewed, major upcoming show on 'masculinities' featured in The Times, plus more

Bruce Gilden NYC. USA. 1986. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos

Bruce Gilden on shooting for Gucci in WWD

Fashion journal WWD has published a write-up of the recent opening of Bruce Gilden’s exhibition at 10 Corso Como gallery in New York, where the photographer’s series Lost and Found, as well as a selection of his fashion photography, is currently on display. Gilden and Carla Sozzani, the gallery’s curator, spoke about the photographer’s experience shooting for designers like Gucci.

Read the piece here. See images from Lost and Found — a project built from a collection of Gilden’s rediscovered street photography from the late ‘70s and early ‘90s — on Magnum here.

Bruce Gilden NYC. USA. 1982. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr reviewed on Burlington Contemporary

A review of Martin Parr’s work currently on display at the National Museum Cardiff contemplates the role of virality within modern photography. Parr’s work is described by Lisa Stein as “suggestive of the ephemeral nature of photography in the age of social media” and is considered alongside archival documentary photography also on display in the exhibition. Read the piece here.

Martin Parr Tenby. Wales. GB. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Abergavenny. Wales. GB. 2008. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Masculinities exhibition on The Times

The forthcoming exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London, which includes work by Magnum photographers Thomas Dworzak and Peter Marlow, has been featured in The Times. The exhibition, which includes images from Dworzak’s collection of Taliban portraiture and Marlow’s early photography from the UK in the 1970s and 80s, explores how masculinity is ‘experienced, performed and socially constructed’.

Read the Times article here.

Collection T. Dworzak Taliban portrait. Kandahar. Afghanistan. 2002. © Collection T. Dworzak | Magnum Photos

Alec Soth on Creative Boom

Creative Boom has profiled Alec Soth, offering an introductory look at his key bodies of work, and the themes of poetry, intimacy and Americanness which are explored through them.

Read the piece here. Find information about Magnum’s online education course, Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling, here.

Alec Soth Peter's houseboat. Sleeping by the Mississippi. Winona, Minnesota. USA. 2002. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

Gilles Peress photographs Holocaust survivor for Times of Israel

A project which documents the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust features Gilles Peress‘ portrait of Ryszard Horowitz, the youngest survivor of Auschwitz. The project invited 250 photographers to photograph individuals spread throughout more than 25 countries — the resulting images are now on show in an exhibition at the United Nations in. Read the piece, on The Times of Israel, here.

Gilles Peress | The Lonka Project on photographing Holocaust survivors around the world Ryszard Horowitz was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1939. Four months later, Ryszard's entire family were forced into concentration camps following the German invasion of Poland. From September 1944 he (...)
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