Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: May 10, 2019

Stuart Franklin on The New York Review of Books, Magnum Photos prepares for Photo London 2019, and more updates from the agency this week

Stuart Franklin Shuttered shop in the town centre. Carrickfergus. Northern Ireland. GB. 2019. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos

Stuart Franklin on The New York Review of Books

Stuart Franklin visited the Northern Irish town of Carrickfergus, the subject of the eponymous 1937 poem by Louis MacNeice, which reflects on MacNeice’s childhood in the town. Franklin’s visual and written meditation takes a look at how things stand there now, drawing parallels between the contemporary Carrickfergus with its poetic rendering in the 1930s.

Read Franklin’s piece and see his photographs in The New York Review of Books here.

Stuart Franklin Knockagh Monument. War memorial overlooking the town. Carrickfergus. Northern Ireland. GB. 2019. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos

Portrait of Humanity Shortlist Announced

The British Journal of Photography has announced the shortlist and winners for its Portrait of Humanity Award, which was judged by a group of industry experts that included Magnum photographers Alessandra Sanginetti, Jacob Aue Sobol and Newsha Tavakolian.

200 shortlisted photographs are featured in the Portrait of Humanity book, published by Hoxton Mini Press, and the winning images will travel the world as part of a touring exhibition.

Read more about the shortlist on BJP here. You can pre-order a copy of the book here.

Jacob Aue Sobol Bangkok. Thailand. 2008. © Jacob Aue Sobol | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Barkhodan Kochar, 16, from Darbasi. 2015. "I joined YPJ in 2014, because I wanted to defend my homeland. The war influenced me a lot. Before joining YPJ, whenever I asked my family about politics, (...)

Magnum Photos at Photo London 2019

Photo London 2019 opens this coming week and Magnum is presenting work by a range of the collective’s member photographers, including Mark PowerRene BurriMartin ParrAntoine d’AgataCristina Garcia RoderoJim Goldberg, and Paolo Pellegrin alongside vintage works by Sergio LarrainErnest ColeHerbert ListHarry Gruyaert and Susan Meiselas.

There are also several talks and book-signing events.

More information here.

Harry Gruyaert Fort Mahon beach. Baie de Somme, France. 1991. © Harry Gruyaert | Magnum Photos
Sergio Larrain London, England. 1958-1959. © Sergio Larrain | Magnum Photos
Cristina Garcia Rodero Fiesta de las Cruces ("Festival of the Crosses") or Cruz de Mayo ("May Cross"), celebrated the 3rd of May. Abaràn, Murcia, Spain. 1993. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos

Sohrab Hura x Kiko Kostadinov

To celebrate Photo London, designer Kiko Kostadinov has collaborated with photographer Sohrab Hura to produce two garments exclusively available at Dover Street Market London.

Working with two images, Kostadinov developed a repeated photo print t-shirt and patch-photo-print hoodie with handmade trimmings. Both produced in limited quantities.

The products will be available at the London store from May 16.

Sohrab Hura | India. 2014. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Stay in touch
Learn about online and offline exhibitions, photography fairs, gallery events, plus fine print news and activities, on a monthly basis.
Get fortnightly tips and advice articles, find out about the latest workshops, free online events and on-demand courses.
Stay up to date every Thursday with Magnum photographers’ activities, new work, stories published on the Magnum website, and the latest offerings from our shop.