The Magnum Digest: March 12, 2021
Sabiha Çimen photographers winter bathers in New York, Peter van Agtmael’s book on US politics post-9/11, Nanna Heitmann depicts Moscow activists, plus new work by Alex Majoli in Rome
Sabiha Çimen photographs Rockaway Beach for Marie Claire
Marie Claire recently ran a piece interviewing winter bathers at Rockaway Beach. The piece is illustrated with images by Sabiha Çimen, who photographed the New Yorkers that swim there every Sunday to reap the health benefits of the exercise, regardless of the weather. Read the story in the April print edition of Marie Claire France.
Nanna Heitmann photographs feminist and LGBTQ+ retreat
The Washington Post has published a story exploring Femdacha, a hub for feminist and LGBTQ+ rights activists near Moscow, Russia. The article, which interviews the founders and facilitators of the project, is accompanied by images taken by Nanna Heitmann. See more here.
Peter van Agtmael’s latest book features in The New Yorker
The New Yorker has published a feature on the new book by Peter van Agtmael, Sorry for the War, an exploration of the US’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the ensuing consequences over the last decade. The magazine describes the work as an “absurd, grotesque chronicle”, highlighting the riddle that it presents: “What can we learn from this body of work as a whole?” See more here.
Alex Majoli’s Rome exhibition reviewed by Domus
A new group exhibition at the Fotografia Festival Internazionale, in Rome, includes new work made by Alex Majoli. Employing his unique approach in which he presents social documentary through a theatrical lens, the work explores Rome during the pandemic. Domus wrote a review of the exhibition – read it here.
Cricket documentary with Trent Parke on Cinema Express
Cinema Express, a sister platform to The New Indian Express, has reviewed the documentary ‘Capturing Cricket: Steve Waugh in India’ – which follows the Australian former professional cricketer on his travels around the country accompanied by the Magnum photographer Trent Parke. Read the review here, and see work made by Parke during that trip, on Magnum, here.
Jim Goldberg’s Fingerprint on Creative Review
Creative Review has interviewed Jim Goldberg about Fingerprint, the follow-up to his influential project on runaway teens, Raised By Wolves. The project reveals previously-unpublished images from the original series. See the feature here, and read more on the project, on Magnum, here.
Elliott Erwitt appears in Buzzfeed’s list of photo stories
Buzzfeed’s regular round-up of powerful photo stories from around the internet included Magnum’s feature on Elliott Erwitt’s book, Found, Not Lost. The book collects previously unseen work from across the photographer’s 70-year career. See Buzzfeed’s full list here, or find the piece on Magnum here.