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Magnum Digest: Friday, November 24, 2017

From Parr, Depardon, and Davidson to nominees, see where Magnum photographers appeared online this week

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Martin Parr Chichen Itza. Mexico 2002. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Events at Martin Parr’s Foundation

Martin Parr’s newly opened Foundation in Bristol, England, has just announced a series of upcoming events. They include a talk from Susan Meiselas, a screening of the Black Country Stories film, and a presentation from Martin Parr himself about his photographic career. For more information, including how to book visit the Parr Foundation website here.


Bruce Davidson Led by Martin Luther King Jr., a group of civil rights demonstrators march from Selma to Montgomery to fight for black suffrage. A young African American man with the word "VOTE" on his forehead. A (...)

Bruce Davidson on BBC Culture

The next instalment of BBC Culture’s exploration into the stories behind historic Magnum images delves into the civil rights work of Bruce Davidson, telling the story behind his documentation of the Selma march. You can watch the video on BBC Culture here. See the Magnum Photos story on the Selma March here.


Sohrab Hura Video still from 'The Lost Head & The Bird': Single Channel Video, 10 minutes. India. 2017. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos

Sohrab Hura Film Screenings

Magnum Nominee Sohrab Hura will be screening two films at the experimental film festival – Experimenta in Bangalore next week. The festival opens on November 28th. Sweet Life is screening on November 29 and The Lost Head & The Bird is screening on December 3rd.

More information and tickets from the Experimenta website here.


Jonas Bendiksen Vissarion, the Christ of Siberia. In 1988 the man born as Sergei Torop lost his job as a traffic policeman in the Siberian town of Minusinsk. Shortly afterwards, just as the Soviet Union unraveled (...)

Grand delusions: Why we all believe the weirdest things

The New Scientists analyses the power of fake news and the psychological reasons behind believing delusional things, paying special attention to Jonas Bendiksen’s portraits of people who believe they are the Messiah, which formed the basis to his book The Last Testament published earlier this year.

Read the article on The New Scientist here.

Explore the Magnum Photos story on The Last Testament here.

Buy the book on the Magnum Shop here.


Emin Özmen A Syrian family has just crossed the border that separates Syria from Turkey. A truck takes them to a refugee camp. Suruc, Turkey. September 2014. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos

World Press Photo Judges Announced

Magnum nominee Emin Özmen has been announced as a judge for the World Press Photo Awards 2018. He will be a judge in the short form category. See the full list of categories and judges here.


Raymond Depardon Between New York and Atlantic City. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos

Raymond Depardon on TV

Earlier this week Raymond Depardon went on French television to discuss his career and his latest film. The interview is available to watch online until the evening of Sunday November 26 here.

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