The Magnum Digest: February 8, 2019
Matt Black for Topic, Emin Özmen in Venezuela, Susan Meiselas on NOWNESS, and more this week from Magnum photographers
Matt Black for Topic
Matt Black’s ongoing pursuit of documenting the lives of those afflicted by poverty in the United States has taken him to Maine, the nations oldest state in terms of median age, in order to tell the stories of the elderly population struggling through winter. See the feature on Topic here.
Susan Meiselas on NOWNESS
Magnum x Create
The Magnum x Create initiative, which took place in late 2018, saw young Londoners mentored by Magnum staff and Magnum nominee photographer Lua Ribeira to create a project responding to the question, “What is your London?” The BBC took a look at some of the work produced by the group, which is available to see here. The students offered their top tips for carving a career in the photography industry on Lecture in Progress here.
Sign of the Times
In the early Nineties, the BBC aired a documentary series on the subject of taste in the British home. Directed by Nicholas Barker, Sign of the Times is fly-on-the-wall documentary. British photographer Martin Parr was the stills photographer during the documentary shoot and created a subsequent book of the work.
Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the documentaries on BBC iPlayer here.
Chris Steele-Perkins’ New Book on London Diversity
Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his forthcoming book on his New Londoners Family project, which began four years ago with Steele-Perkins photographing families with global origins living in the UK capital. Support the project here.
Read more about the extensive project on Magnum here.