The Magnum Digest: February 15, 2019
Sim Chi Yin photographs China’s ageing population, Alex Majoli’s new book is previewed, and more from Magnum photographers this week
Sim Chi Yin in China
Sim Chi Yin shot a story on China’s ageing population for TIME. Read the feature here.
The Magnum nominee is also nominated for the Aesthetica Art Prize for her work commissioned by the Nobel Peace Prize, Most People Were Silent, a video installation about nuclear weapons. Read more about that project here.
Martin Parr’s Manchester
As Martin Parr’s Return to Manchester exhibition continues, The New York Times explored the diverse body of work he has created over many decades of working in the city. Read the feature here.
See the Magnum article about the exhibition, with words from its curator, here.
Return to Manchester closes on April 22, Only Human, a retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery opens on March 7.
Alex Majoli’s Scene
Wallpaper* has previewed Alex Majoli’s forthcoming book Scene. “In this strange climate of conflicting truths, events in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa are depicted with tenebrious light that suggests the line between theatre and reality is finer than we might like to think,” writes Sophie Gladstone of the theatrical work.
Read the review here.
The work in Scene will be shown at an upcoming exhibition at le Bal in Paris on February 22. More information here.
Exhibitions Ending Soon
Several exhibitions featuring the work of Magnum photographers close this weekend. February 17 is your last chance to catch Jonas Bendiksen’s The Last Testament in Stockholm; Newsha Tavakolian’s I know why the rebel sings in Mulhouse, France; and group show Players in Logroño, Spain.