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The Magnum Digest: June 15, 2018

From Bruce Davidson's Leica Hall of Fame Award, to a rave review of 'Players' at PHotoEspaña, read the weekly update from Magnum Photos

Harry Gruyaert Early morning dancing on People's Square with the new Opera house designed by French architect Jean-Marie Charpentier. Shanghai, China. 1999. © Harry Gruyaert | Magnum Photos

Magnum Photographers Come out to Play

An exhibition at PHotoEspaña, curated by Magnum photographer Martin Parr and Magnum nominee Cristina de Middel, has been named as one of the 10 best exhibitions to visit during the photo festival in Madrid. Entitled Players, it presents over 150 photographs that revolve around the concept of ‘play’. Read the original article by Local Es here.

Martin Parr recently wrote about the varying notions of ‘play’ that become apparent in the curatorial concept. You can read his text on the exhibition here.

Martin Parr Florida, USA. 1997. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Bruce Davidson Awarded A Leica Hall of Fame Prize

Bruce Davidson has been honored for his life’s work by Leica Camera AG, which has awarded him a place in the Leica Hall of Fame – an accolade that pays homage to exceptional photographers. The prize is marked by an exhibition of the photographer’s work at the Leica Gallery in Wetzlar between June 15 June and September 9, 2018. See more here.

Bruce Davidson Arrest of a demonstrator. "Damn the Defiant!". Alabama. Birmingham. USA. 1963. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos

Open Now: New Orleans in Orléans

On January 5, 2018, Orléans, France and New Orleans, USA became twin cities, a union based over 300 years of history. To celebrate this recent pairing, the grids of Parc Pasteur, in Orléans, France have been transformed into an en-plein air group exhibition of Magnum photographers’ work. To learn more, click here.

Alec Soth Ten years after Hurricane Katrina. Members of the Seventh Ward’s St. Augustine High School Marching Band. New Orleans. USA. 2015. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

Preview of ‘Mediations’ at SFMOMA

Platinum Magazine previews the Susan Meiselas retrospective opening in July. The large-scale touring exhibition will be held at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, from July 21 until October 21, 2018. Mediations weaves together seminal series within the Magnum photographer’s career, from Carnival Strippers to her ongoing work on the Kurdish Genocide. You can read the full feature here.

Mediations aims to give insight into Meiselas’s unique working method and collaborative approach, built over her lengthy career. To read more about her work ethic and principles, click here.

Susan Meiselas | Nicaragua In the central plaza, renamed 'Plaza de la Revolucion.' Managua, Nicaragua. 1979. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Closing Weekend: Magnum Home, Paris

Last chance to visit the Magnum Photos Home Exhibition, Paris.  After a successful two weeks, it will close its doors on the 19 June. In collaboration with Fujifilm, the touring exhibition showcases the work of 16 Magnum photographers who each produced a personal series on the universal theme of ‘home’. Read more about the exhibition here.

Thomas Dworzak My uniform as a photographer with the Georgian military in Afghanistan. Tatoo “Mazoni” - Georgian yoghurt: the first word I learnt in Georgian. In the early 1990’s sellers would walk the streets an (...)

Magnum Chronicles Talks in London and Paris

Talks in London and Paris will open up discussion around the documentation of ISIS to mark the publication of the first Magnum Chronicles edition, A Brief Visual History in the Time of ISIS.

Magnum’s Peter van Agtmael, BBC’s middle east correspondent Quentin Sommerville and journalist Patrick Cockburn, will discuss the newsprint edition of A Brief Visual History in the Time of ISIS at London’s Frontline Club on Monday 18 June. Event details here.

In Paris, Le Bal will be hosting a roundtable discussion between Magnum Photographers Peter van Agtmael, Newsha Tavakolian, Patrick Zachmann, journalist and filmmaker Paul Moreira, moderated by Francesca Sears, on 20 June. Over the course of the evening, the speakers will discuss their experiences photographing and reporting on terrorism. Event details here.

Peter van Agtmael Mahmud Al Hajali shops in the Cermak supermarket. The Al Hajali's are part of the small wave of 2,200 Syrian Refugees of the civil war who have been granted asylum in the United States. Their son (...)
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