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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.