Magnum Digest: Friday, November 24, 2017
From Parr, Depardon, and Davidson to nominees, see where Magnum photographers appeared online this week
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 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 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.
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.
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.