Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: July 16, 2021

Magnum photographers on how we eat, Enri Canaj photographs Turkish asylum seekers for Le Monde, plus Hannah Price’s work on show in Madison

Martin Parr GB. England. Bristol. The Polygon. British food. Rhubarb from Yorkshire. Commission for Electra Magazine. 2021. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Cristina de Middel Mexico. 2021. Mexico has started a plan to reduce it´s plastic production and use in 2021, but it still produces more than 7 million tons of plastic every year and almost half of them are destinat (...)

Magnum photographers explore the topic of food for Electra

Electra magazine commissioned Magnum photographers Alex Webb, Jacob Aue Sobol, Cristina de Middel, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Martin Parr and Lindokuhle Sobekwa to make work for its latest issue themed around food. Each photographer’s images appear in 10–14 page spreads in the magazine, accompanying essays on dining out, sustainable food systems, the concept of expertise in cooking, and more. You can get a copy of issue 13 of Electra online here.

Jacob Aue Sobol Denmark. Horslunde. 2021. © Jacob Aue Sobol | Magnum Photos

Enri Canaj photographs Turkish refugees in Greece

An article in Le Monde sees Enri Canaj documenting the situation of asylum seekers in Athens who fled Turkey following the coup d’etat against Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016. You can read the story in the 14th–15th July issue of the newspaper and online here.

Enri Canaj Greece. Athens. July 2021. Emriye Demirkır, Turkish teacher and trade unionist, installed in Athens since 2017, is one of the thousands of people victims of decree-laws, the legal instrument of the (...)
Enri Canaj GREECE. Athens. July 2021. Hamdi K., former judge and sympathizer of the Gülen brotherhood, on the run for almost 4 years in Turkey, ended up taking refuge in Greece. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos

Hannah Price’s work on show at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

‘Between’, an exhibition at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) featuring the work of Hannah Price, opened last week. Running until February 13, 2022, the show presents photographic works which explore the idea of the liminal, and includes an image from Price’s series ‘Cursed By Night’. Find out more here.

Hannah Price USA. Brooklyn, New York. 2012. Bed-Stuy. Lexington Group. From the series, "Cursed By Night". © Hannah Price | Magnum Photos

Magnum photographers reflect on photography ‘no-nos’

A piece on Buzzfeed touches upon the techniques photographers avoid when creating work, as well as their guilty pleasure images. Alec Soth, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Alex Webb gave Jason Fulford their advice on what not to photograph. Read Fulford’s interview with the magazine here.

Alex Webb Cuba. Sancti Spiritus. 1993. Baseball fans. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

Elliott Erwitt’s Found Not Lost featured in The Washington Post

A piece in The Washington Post recently featured Elliott Erwitt’s most recent book, Found Not Lost, a project which collects previously unpublished images from across Erwitt’s 70-year career. Read their insights here. See more images from the book on Magnum here.

Elliott Erwitt Mexico. Puerto Vallarta. 1973. © Elliott Erwitt | Magnum Photos