The Magnum Digest: March 15, 2019
Peter van Agtmael photographs Baltimore for The New York Times, Martin Parr shoots fashion model Lara Stone for Sunday Times Style, and more from Magnum this week
Martin Parr’s Only Human reviewed on i-D
Martin Parr’s blockbuster National Portrait Gallery show, ‘Only Human’, continues to inspire rave write-ups, with i-D’s Deputy Editor Felix Petty suggesting that Parr “might just have created the most enduring document of Brexit Britain.” Read the review here.
For more on ‘Only Human’, read the National Portrait Gallery’s Head of Photographs Collection, Phillip Prodger, on the Parr’s practice here.
The accompanying monograph, Only Human, has been cited by AnOther Magazine as one of the month’s best photography books. See what the publication had to say, and which other new titles made that list here.
Peter van Agtmael for The New York Times
Van Agtmael’s work charts the nature of American power, as well as its global impacts. His most recent book, Buzzing at the Sill, explores the margins of contemporary American society in a heightened political landscape. Read an interview with him about this work on Magnum here.
Jérôme Sessini for Crash Magazine
Jérôme Sessini turned his lens to the subject of couture for the latest edition of Crash Magazine, setting gowns – modelled by Sofia Steinberg – against the concrete architecture of northern Paris’ Barbès district. See the feature here.
You can read more about how Magnum photographers have documented style over the years here.
Alec Soth’s Las Vegas Brides
Newlyweds are not an unfamiliar source of subject matter for Soth, whose acclaimed book Niagara is a study of that other famed honeymoon destination. Read Colin Pantall’s reflection on his review of the book, following the release of its second edition, here.
Soth’s latest book I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating, has garnered enthusiastic reviews; AnOther Magazine lists it among March’s best photography books here, and The Guardian and VICE also published interviews with the photographer about the new work. See Pantall’s latest interview with Soth here.
Inge Morath Award applications now open
The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Estate are pleased to announce the 18th annual Inge Morath Award, a $5,000 grant given to a female photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. For eligibility, criteria, and to apply go here.
Read more about Inge Morath’s photographic practice and her early days in the business in this extract from a recent biography here.