Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: January 25, 2019

Martin Parr’s “Beach Therapy” is Tatler’s book of the week, new show “The Body Observed” announced, and more from Magnum this week

Martin Parr St Ives. Cornwall. England. GB. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Beach Therapy

Tatler has named Martin Parr’s recent book Beach Therapy as its book of the week, describing it as “a sun-drenched, winter blues-banishing delight.” 

Read the review here. See the Magnum article, where the photographer traces the technical development of his own practice through the beaches he has photographed, here; And read a deep-dive into why the beach is such a rich source of inspiration for Parr and his fellow Magnum photographer David Hurn here.

Martin Parr Sorrento. Italy. 2014. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

The Body Observed 

Magnum’s forthcoming show The Body Observed has been featured by Creative Boom. Running from 23 March until 30 June 2019, the group show will explore how Magnum photographers have turned their lens to the human body, examining issues such as identity, intimacy, sexuality, ritual, voyeurism and performance, amongst others.

Read more about the exhibition, produced with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, here. 

Werner Bischof "Zebra woman". Zurich. Switzerland. 1942. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Herbert List Young man with laurel over the eyes. Athens. Greece. Circa 1936. © Herbert List | Magnum Photos

An Interview with Magnum’s Global Cultural Director

Magnum’s Global Cultural Director Sophie Wright spoke to Photofairs about navigating a career in the arts which led her to Magnum, where she has worked for 15 years. Read the interview here. 

Jim Goldberg "Chorus". 2018. © Jim Goldberg | Magnum Photos

The Magnum January Sale Ends Soon

It’s the last call for the Magnum January Sale. Find special offers and exceptional discounts on a range of books, contact-sheet prints, framed posters and stationery, exclusively available though the Magnum Shop until January 31.

Shop the sale here.

Thomas Hoepker Downtown Manhattan with World Trade Center towers, seen from "lover's lane' in New Jersey. New Jersey. USA. 1983. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Alec Soth Peter's houseboat. Sleeping by the Mississippi. Winona, Minnesota, USA. 2002. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

The Magnum Live Lab Moscow 

The first experimental laboratory by Magnum Photos to be held in Russia will begin on January 28. Thomas DworzakAlex Majoli, and Newsha Tavakolian will be on location in Zaryadye Park every afternoon for the duration of the event, which is open to the public. More information here. 

Watch a video from the first Live Lab, which took place in London and featured Olivia Arthur,  Carl de Keyzer and Mark Power here. Read what Alex Majoli and Christopher Anderson said about the Shenzhen Live Lab on Magnum here.

Newsha Tavakolian An Iranian woman walks through a haze of smoke caused by the burning of the herb esfand. According to popular belief, this ritual drives away the evil eye. Iran. 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
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