Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: June 21, 2019

Magnum announces London symposium, Susan Meiselas on the New York Review of Books, Mark Power on the Washington Post, and more from Magnum photographers this week

Susan Meiselas Everyone traveling by car, truck, bus or foot is searched. Cuidad Sandino, Nicaragua. 1978. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas on New York Review of Books

Following Susan Meiselas’ 2019 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize win, The New York Review of Books has published an article that dives into Meiselas’ practice, through her published books and most famous works.

Read the feature here. Explore more of Meiselas’ work on Magnum here.

Susan Meiselas will be giving a talk at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, England on Tuesday June 25. You can purchase tickets to An Evening with Susan Meiselas here.

Susan Meiselas Sandinistas at the walls of the Esteli National Guard headquarters. Esteli, Nicaragua. 1979. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Mark Power on The Washington Post

Magnum Photographer Mark Power spoke to The Washington Post about his recent book Good Morning America, a study of contemporary America. Subscribers can read the feature here.

Hear more from Power about this project on Magnum here. Buy a signed copy of the book on the Magnum shop here.

Mark Power Harlan, Kentucky, USA. December 10th, 2015. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Mark Power Fire in a former Elementary school. Pearsall. Texas. USA. 14th January 2018. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos

Cristina de Middel on Mujerhoy

Magnum nominee Cristina de Middel spoke to Spanish publication Mujerhoy about her unique approach to photography and occupying an ambiguous space between fiction and reality.

Spanish readers can read the story here. You can read a feature in English that explores Middel’s practice on Magnum here.

Cristina de Middel From the series "Midnight at the Crossroads". The dynamic energy of Exu and his ambiguous character are described in various songs and legends. Exu uses many tricks to confuse the people around him (...)
Cristina de Middel From the project: Hotel Hotel. Lódz. Poland. 2015. © Cristina de Middel | Magnum Photos

London Magnum Symposium and Pop-up

As Magnum photographers descend on London for the Magnum Annual General Meeting, Magnum and the Barbican Centre have teamed up to present a week of interactive events. On June 26, an all-day symposium will comprise a program of talks and discussions exploring contemporary issues in photography, and throughout the week a pop-up in the Barbican’s foyer will play host to a series of free and interactive talks, presentations, workshops and signings.

Mark Power Death of Pope John Paul II. Watching the Pope's funeral on large video screens, broadcast live from the Vatican. Warsaw. Poland. April 2005. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos

For more information on the symposium’s schedule of talks, and to book tickets, go here.

For more information about the free talks and events at the pop-up go here.

Carolyn Drake Floating on north shore of the great salt lake near the Spiral Jetty. Benjamin Anderson, a student. In 1959, a 30-foot stone railroad causeway replaced the battered wood trestle. As a result, lake (...)
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