Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: June 25, 2021

Bruce Gilden photographs New York mayoral candidates, Alex Webb’s shoot with Gucci and Hollywood’s young stars, Paolo Pellegrin in Internazionale, plus more

Bruce Gilden New York Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang. New York City. USA. 2021. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos
Bruce Gilden New York Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams. New York City. USA. 2021. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos

Bruce Gilden photographs New York mayoral candidates

A piece on Intelligencer, from New York magazine, recently profiled the individuals standing for the position of mayor in New York. Bruce Gilden took portraits of each candidate and his images illustrate the piece. The feature came prior to the primary elections this week, which utilized a five-ranked voting system for the first time ever. See Gilden’s images on the magazine here.

Bruce Gilden New York Mayoral Candidate Maya Wiley. New York City. USA. 2021. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos

Alex Webb photographs ‘young Hollywood’ wearing Gucci

A recent series on Cultured mag profiled eight up-and-coming figures in the film industry, from actor Alex Wolff to director and writer Gia Coppola. The individuals, styled in Gucci clothing, were photographed by Magnum photographer Alex Webb. Webb’s images appear in an eight-page spread and on the cover of the print magazine. See all of the interviews and images online here, and in the June/July/August 2021 print edition.

Alex Webb Joel Courtney. Shoot for Cultured Magazine. 2021. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos
Alex Webb Gia Coppola. Shoot for Cultured Magazine. 2021. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos
Alex Webb Cover of Cultured Magazine June/July/August 20201. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

Paolo Pellegrin in Internazionale

Italian weekly Internazionale has published images by Paolo Pellegrin from his assignment following the Covid boats in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Sicily. The operation led by Italy’s government, to charter former cruise ships as holding-places for migrants seeking to enter Europe, was purported contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The story can be seen in Italian in the 25th June edition of the magazine, and you can read the story originally in English on The Atlantic here.

Paolo Pellegrin Italy. Augusta. 2021. A Guardia di Finanza ship enters the Augusta port with a group of migrants rescued at sea. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos

Rafal Milach in Le Monde magazine

Last weekend Le Monde’s weekend supplement, M, dedicated an 8-page spread to images from Rafal Milach’s new 3-part book, I’m Warning You. The project explores the workings, and architectural significances, of border walls in Hungary, America, and Berlin. You can read the feature in French on the project in M’s latest print edition, and find out more about the Hungary chapter of the project on Magnum, in English, here.

Rafal Milach Germany. Berlin 10.2019 remains of the wall at Bernauer Strasse , Berlin wall memorial © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos

Carolyn Drake selected for award by Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

The winner of the twelfth Prix HCB, the annual recognition awarded by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, has been announced as Carolyn Drake. Drake received the award for her project Centaur (working title). Read more in the announcement here.

Carolyn Drake USA. Water Valley, Mississippi. 2019. From the project, "Knit Club". © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos

Lua Ribeira and Martin Parr Foundation show work at Bristol Photo Festival

A new exhibition at Bristol Museum, part of the Bristol Photo Festival, sees Lua Ribeira’s work displayed alongside artworks from the museum’s collections. Consisting of Ribeira’s images made from various series in Cordoba and Melilla, in Spain, Tijuana in Mexico, and Bristol itself, the show aims to question the role images play within the social construction of groups and categories. Read more about the show here.

Meanwhile, also in the museum, the Martin Parr Foundation shows images by over 60 photographers from its collection, exploring life in Britain during the post-war years. Find more information about the show here.

Work of Lua Ribeira on display at Bristol Museum. Left to right: 'Il Duchetto' by Franceso Maria Sforza; Untitled from La Jungla Series by Lua Ribeira, Mexico-US border, 2019; Untitled from Los Afo (...)

Chris Steele-Perkins’ Ireland Book in The Times

A new book by Chris Steele-Perkins collects his images of Belfast in 1978. When he began work on the project, the photographer revisited his contact sheets and rediscovered 38 images from his archives. These are included in the book and have never previously been published. The Times has published a feature on the book which you can read here. You can see more of the images and read two extracts from the book, on Magnum, here.

Chris Steele-Perkins "This photo shows a lamppost swing. Here, the girls controlled the show." - Chris Steele-Perkins. Northern Ireland. West Belfast. Children Playing. 1978. © Chris Steele-Perkins | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr’s Ireland exhibition comes to Dublin

Ahead of Martin Parr’s Ireland show opening in Dublin, the Irish Independent has reviewed the work. The exhibition collects photographs the photographer has made over 40 years in the country. You can read the newspaper’s review here, and read an essay and see images from the corresponding book, From the Pope to a Flat White, Ireland 1979-201, on Magnum here.

Martin Parr Ireland. County Leitrim. Glenfarne. Rainbow Centre. From 'A Fair Day'. 1982. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

David Hurn’s image in The Guardian’s ‘big picture’

The Guardian’s regular ‘big picture’ feature, unpacking one classic photograph a week, has shared the story of David Hurn’s image of revellers at a music festival on the Isle of Wight. Sporting the headline ‘Sun’s out, bums out’, the piece describes Hurn’s career and interest in photographing music-lovers. Read it here.

David Hurn GB. England. Isle of Wight Festival. A crowd of about 300 naked people in the sea raising the peace sign. In the centre a girl sits on a man's shoulders. 1969. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos