Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: May 21, 2021

Hannah Price photographs a Harlem gospel choir making music through lockdowns, Rafal Milach’s new borders book features in VICE, plus more

Hannah Price Members of a Harlem Gospel Choir in New York City. New York. USA. April 2021. © Hannah Price | Magnum Photos

Hannah Price photographs Harlem gospel choir

The 2020 Magnum nominee Hannah Price’s photographs appeared in a piece in The New York Times this week. The feature depicts a performance at Bethel Gospel Assembly in Harlem, New York, where attendees have been forced to move their musical worship onto online calls as a result of the pandemic. With this in mind, The New York Times recreated the church as a 3D model on their website which readers can experience along with recordings of the musicians. See the piece here.

Hannah Price A member of a Harlem Gospel Choir singing in New York City. New York. USA. April 2021. © Hannah Price | Magnum Photos
Hannah Price A member of a Harlem Gospel Choir singing in New York City. New York. USA. April 2021. © Hannah Price | Magnum Photos

Rafal Milach’s borders book in VICE

The new three-part publication by Rafal Milach explores the function of border walls around the world: between the US and Mexico, between Hungary, Serbia and Croatia, and in Berlin. The photographer says, “I felt it would be great to have a project which is not bound to this former East Bloc region, so people would be more aware that the problems I’m touching upon are not bound to certain geography.” You can read about Milach’s work at the Hungarian-Serbian-Croatian border, known as the Orban Wall, in an interview on Magnum here. Find the VICE piece here.

Rafal Milach Germany. Berlin 10.2019 remains of the wall at Bernauer Strasse , Berlin wall memorial © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos

Alessandra Sanguinetti’s first Guille and Belinda book recommended by Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair’s list of the best art books this spring mentions The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of their Dreams, the first installment of Alessandra Sanguinetti’s long-term collaborative project with two cousins from rural Buenos Aires. The book was recently rereleased and is available through the publisher Mack Books. Read Vanity Fair’s list here.

Alessandra Sanguinetti Ophelias. Buenos Aires. Argentina. 2001. © Alessandra Sanguinetti | Magnum Photos

Magnum Dogs on The Washington Post and The Times

The Washington Post recently shared images from Magnum’s photobook about dogs. You can see their gallery here, and find more images from each of the book’s chapters, on Magnum, here. The Times has also recommended the book in its list of “the best coffee table books to buy now”. The paper writes, “Of course, the Parisian poodles get in, but so do the Colombian street dogs, scratching around for food,” commenting, “it’s a dog democracy between the pages.” Find the full list here.

Harry Gruyaert Russia. Moscow. Dog show. 1989. © Harry Gruyaert | Magnum Photos