The Magnum Digest: June 4, 2021
Peter van Agtmael photographs racial justice campaigns, Alex Webb’s fashion shoot with Bella Hadid, Hannah Price’s portraits of artist Chakaia Booker, plus more
Peter van Agtmael documents campaign for racial justice in Elizabeth City
Residents of Elizabeth City have been fighting for justice following the killing of African-American man, Andrew Brown, by police, in the area of North Carolina. Peter van Agtmael documented scenes in the city, and his images appeared in Le Monde last week. See the work online here.
Peter van Agtmael’s Black Lives Matter images on Pulitzer Center
Van Agtmael’s images of Vidor in East Texas, have appeared online. The images illustrate a story mapping the political temperature of the town over time. Formerly host to members of the Klu Klux Klan and labelled “Texas’ most hate-filled town”, Vidor was placed under pressure to confront its racist history following Black Lives Matter campaigns in 2020. Read the article in full here.
Alex Webb photographs Bella Hadid for Vogue
A fashion shoot in Vogue magazine features images of Bella Hadid taken by Magnum photographer Alex Webb this week. Themed around travel, the shoot sees the model anticipating a journey in New York’s Penn Station. See the images in the magazine’s June/July issue, and online here.
Nanna Heitmann photographs Nina Kraviz
A profile of the DJ Nina Kraviz appears in Berliner Zeitung this week, accompanied by images by Nanna Heitmann. The piece looks at Kraviz’s work amid a movement of artists from “the new East” in Europe and Eurasia who are gaining international popularity. Read the piece and see Heitmann’s images here.
Hannah Price photographs Chakaia Booker
The New York Times recently published a piece profiling the work of sculptor Chakaia Booker, featuring images by Hannah Price. Price visited Booker in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she photographed the artist in her studio. See the images and read the piece here.
New Gilles Peress book reviewed
A two-part publication on conflict in Ireland featuring over 1,200 images by Gilles Peress and collaborator Chris Klatell, is available now from Steidl. The books were reviewed on Belfast Media this week, and you can read their article here.
Sabiha Cimen’s Qur’an School project featured in Le Monde
The long-term project by Sabiha Cimen, Hafiz: Guardians of the Qur’an, has been featured in Le Monde this week. Inspired by her own attendance of a religious school in Turkey, Cimen was inspired to visit a range of these institutions as an adult, documenting the adventures, quirks and daily lives of muslim teens today. Find the Le Monde piece here, and read an interview with the photographer in English on Magnum here.