Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: June 18, 2021

Emin Özmen photographs women fighting oppression in Turkey, Martin Parr is awarded a CBE by the Queen, and releases a new book on tennis, plus more

Emin Özmen Turkey, Istanbul. 2021. People gathered in Kadikoy/ Istanbul on March 20, to protest the decision of Turkish government canceling Turkey's ratification of the Istanbul Convention. This treaty aimed (...)

Emin Özmen documents women’s resistance in Turkey

Magnum photographer Emin Özmen recently profiled a series of women struggling against the socially conservative government of Recep Tayyib Erdogan in Turkey. His photographs now appear in a six-page spread of Marie Claire France. The images depict various women, including lawyers, writers, students, an NGO-worker and a singer. See more in Marie Claire France’s July edition, issue no. 826.

Emin Özmen Turkey, Istanbul. 2021. Boğaziçi University students (Left to right) Gulru Turhan (23), Husnu Beha Yildiz (22), Melisa Elcin Ozcelikel (22). © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen Turkey, Istanbul. 2021. Gaye Su Akyol, is a Turkish singer, songwriter, painter and anthropologist.

Gaye Su Akyol is also considered as an important figure for the LGBTQI+ community © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr awarded CBE

The yearly announcement of recognitions as part of the Order of the British Empire, coinciding with Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, this week honoured Martin Parr with a CBE. The CBE, or Commander of the British Empire, is the highest recognition, below knighthood, for contribution to arts, sciences, charity or public work.

Martin Parr GB. England. Sand Bay. From ' Common Sense'. 1997. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Hypebeast features Martin Parr’s Match Point

A new book by Martin Parr collects photographs made since 2014 at Tennis’ Grand Slams, in France, Australia, Wimbledon, and the US. Titled Match Point, it’s available from publisher Phaidon. Take a peek at the book in Hypebeast here.

Martin Parr France. Paris. French Open. 2016. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Robert Capa in focus at Photo London 2021

The latest iteration of Photo London this year will feature solo exhibitions by Shirin Neshat and Magnum co-founder Robert Capa. Capa’s show is comprised of 50 vintage prints from the UK’s Kogan collection. Read Ocula’s preview of the fair here.

Robert Capa © International Center of Photography Spain. Córdoba front. Early September, 1936. Death of a loyalist militiaman. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos

British Journal of Photography recommends Agata

A list of ‘The photobooks to look out for this summer’ by The British Journal of Photoraphy has highlighted Bieke Depoorter’s new publication, Agata. See the full list of six publications the magazine recommends here.

Bieke Depoorter France. Paris. Agata. 2017. © Bieke Depoorter | Magnum Photos

Chris Steele-Perkins’ work on show in Ginza, Japan

A new exhibition of images by Chris Steele-Perkins, presented at the Leica Gallery Tokyo, explores the themes of sports and the landscape. The exhibition opened this month and runs until 24th August 2021. A piece on IMA Online provides an insight into some of the images on display, and shows images of the work in the gallery. Read it – in Japanese – and see the photographs here.

Chris Steele-Perkins Ghana. Accra. 2010. Players from the National Team - Black Challenge - for amputee footballers train on a ground owned by the prison service. In 2008 they traveled to England and played a team of (...)