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The Magnum Digest: March 5, 2021

Nanna Heitmann photographs Russian women campaigning against domestic abuse for TIME, Lorenzo Meloni’s Iraq images in La Croix, Peter van Agtmael’s latest book features in Vanity Fair, plus more

Nanna Heitmann Anna Rivina, in her Moscow office of, a nonprofit that supports victims of domestic violence.Russia. Moscow. 2021. © Nanna Heitmann | Magnum Photos

Nanna Heitmann’s images inside and on the cover of TIME magazine

The cover story of TIME’s latest issue features images made by Magnum’s Nanna Heitmann. The story is one of the issue’s multiple features exploring the social impacts of the pandemic on the lives of women globally, and follows the story of the founders of two non-profit organizations currently fighting domestic abuse in Russia. Read more online here and in the March 15/March 22 print edition.

Nanna Heitmann Cover of TIME magazine, March 15/March 22 edition. © Nanna Heitmann

Lorenzo Meloni’s Mosul work on the front page of La Croix

A feature in La Croix explores the influence of Christianity in Mosul and Northern Iraq, ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to the country. The piece charts communities who have resettled in the area following their displacement as a result of persecution by ISIS between 2014 and 2017. The story takes the front page of the newspaper, and is illustrated by Lorenzo Meloni’s images. Read it online here and in the paper’s March 5, 2021 issue.

Lorenzo Meloni Cover of La Croix, March 5, 2021. © Lorenzo Meloni

Peter van Agtmael speaks to Vanity Fair about his new book

Vanity Fair has interviewed Peter van Agtmael about his new publication, Sorry for the War. The project is his third book exploring the global and domestic impacts of America’s political regimes post-9/11. Examining the project, the magazine writes, “Van Agtmael’s signature combination of dark humor and harrowing imagery is on full display in the book.” See a selection of the work from the book and read the interview here.

Peter van Agtmael Mail call at the American artillery base in Shalalat, East Mosul. Iraq. Mosul. 2017. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr interviewed by Evening Standard

An interview with Martin Parr was recently published in the Evening Standard. The photographer spoke to the newspaper about his career, inspirations, recent activities, and post-pandemic plans. Parr assists the Evening Standard as a judge on their photography competition inviting contributors to depict the lockdown. Read more from the photographer here.

Martin Parr Atlanta. USA. 2010. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Alec Soth’s new Youtube video

Continuing his Youtube series exploring his favourite photobooks, Alec Soth has released a new video about how words and pictures interrelate in publications. Following on from a video in which he tours the viewer through children’s books and photonovels, this second part focuses on ‘The Sweet Flypaper of Life’, a book by Langston Hughes and Roy DeCarava. Watch it here. Soth talks more on the production of photobooks in his online Magnum Learn course: find out more here.

Still from 'Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling'

Sohrab Hura speaks to mid-day about his new film

In a piece for India-based newspaper mid-day, Sohrab Hura talks about his latest film work, ‘The Coast’, and describes his entry into photography. Examining the state of the photographic landscape, he tells the paper, “There are no iconic images left today, only viral images.” Read more here.

Sohrab Hura The Final Walk. India. 2018. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos

Khalik Allah’s film in The Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper has interviewed Khalik Allah about his new film, ‘IWOW: I Walk on Water’. Describing the juxtaposition of his narration of his personal diaries and reflections with the images of individuals he met on the streets, Allah tells the publication, “I didn’t want to make a distinction between them and my family, or my girlfriend at the time.” Read more here.

Khalik Allah From the "125th & Lexington" series. Harlem, New York City. USA. 2019. © Khalik Allah | Magnum Photos

Tenants of building from famed Robert Capa image interviewed in El Pais

El Pais has featured a story on a shell-damaged building that was photographed during the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, and has interviewed its current residents. The article tells the story of the campaign to recognize the building’s historic significance, and of the tenants who share their hopes as they await relocation to improved accommodation. Read more here.

Robert Capa © International Center of Photography After the Italo-German air raids. The Nationalist offensive on Madrid, which lasted from November 1936 to February 1937, was one of the fiercest of the Civil War. During this period Italy and Germa (...)
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