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The Magnum Digest: May 17, 2019

Susan Meiselas wins the 2019 Deutsche Börse prize, Sohrab Hura collaborates with fashion designer Kiko Kostadinov, and more from Magnum Photos this week

Susan Meiselas Dee and Lisa on Mott Street. Little Italy. New York City. USA. 1976. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas Wins the 2019 Deutsche Börse Prize

Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas has been awarded the 2019 Deutsche Börse photography prize for her retrospective exhibition “Mediations”. Read Sean O’Hagan on the photographer who carved “a new form of socially engaged photography” on The Guardian here.

The British Journal of Photography recently spoke to Meiselas about her collaborative work in Kurdistan, which is currently on show at The Photographers’ Gallery in London as part of the Deutsche Börse nominee exhibition. “You tell a story differently when someone is listening,” she tells the publication. Read the feature here.

Susan Meiselas At Sardaw, a former Iraqi military headquarters on the outskirts of Sulaimaniya, trench graves are dug up to reveal the remains of executed Iranian prisoners of war. A total of 18 Iranian soldiers (...)

Susan Meiselas Wins the 2019 Kranszna-Krausz Fellowship Award

Susan Meiselas has also been announced as the recipient of the 2019 Kranszna-Krausz Fellowship Award. The Kraszna-Krausz Fellowship recognizes photographers whose careers exemplify the highest standards of photography book production; who have inspired creativity, created rigorous projects, and have had a lasting impact on both their fellow artists and the practice of image-making. More information about the award here.

Explore Susan Meiselas’ work on Magnum Photos here.

Susan Meiselas Traditional Indian dance mask from the town of Monimbo, adopted by the rebels during the fight against Somoza to conceal identity. Nicaragua. 1978. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Sohrab Hura x Kiko Kostadinov

The collaboration between Magnum’s Sohrab Hura and fashion designer Kiko Kostadinov, exclusively available at Dover Street Market during Photo London, has been previewed by i-D Magazine.

See the feature on i-D here. AnOther Magazine also features news of the collaboration, along with a look at some of Hura’s other work. See the feature here.

Hypebeast has rounded up the top things to look out for at Photo London, which also includes Hura and Kostadinov. See the rest of the tips here.

Sohrab Hura India. 2014. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos

Alex Webb on “A Small Voice” Podcast

Magnum photographer Alex Webb and his wife and creative partner Rebecca Norris Webb are the guests on the latest episode of photography podcast “A Small Voice”. Hear what the pair have to say about working collaboratively and bookmaking here.

Alex Webb Baseball fans. Sancti Spiritus. Cuba, 1993. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos
Alex Webb Children playing in a playground. Havana, Cuba. 2000. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

Alec Soth on American Suburb X

Alec Soth’s latest book I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating has been featured by American Suburb X. “I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating is a clear attempt to come full circle and to analyze what can be done on equal ground with author and subject,” writes Brad Feuerhelm.

Read the feature here.

You can read Magnum’s interview with Soth about the book here.

Alec Soth Nick. Los Angeles, CA, USA. 2017. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos
Alec Soth Leon. Berlin, Germany. 2018. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

Women with Binoculars

A street exhibition in Biel, Switzerland featuring women using binoculars, photographed by Magnum photographers, has been featured by Le Temps.

See the article here.

Mark Power The A380 at the Paris Airshow (Le Bourget). Airbus: Building the A380. Paris, France. June 2005. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos