Magnum Digest

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 Li Xiaoan, 85, a retired engineer, moved from his landlocked home city of Lanzhou to the tropical Haikou city ten years ago, with his wife (second from right) Zhao Zhiping, 75, to retire in a bette (...)

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.

Sim Chi Yin Ms Ma Rui, 30, helps her daughter Sang Tianyi, now aged 2 1/2 get dressed in their apartment in east Beijing. The couple are allowed by China's now-relaxed population control policies to have anoth (...)

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.

Martin Parr Royal Wedding Party. Didsbury. Manchester. England. GB. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr 21st Birthday Party. Royal Nawaab. Levenshulme. Manchester. England. GB. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

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.

Alex Majoli Scene #0435. Republic Of Congo. 2013. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos
Alex Majoli First day of Brexit at Jamaica Winehouse. Scene #8667. London. UK. 2017. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos

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.

Newsha Tavakolian Iranian paramilitary Baseej forces reenact the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) in the south of Tehran. Iran. 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Jonas Bendiksen Inri Cristo’s disciples rolling him around on the compound grounds on his rolling pedestal. INRI (born Alvaro Theiss) takes his first name from the initials of the inscription the Romans placed on (...)
Bruno Barbey A boy plays in the Riviere of Galets. Reunion. 1991. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
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