The Magnum Digest: May 3, 2019
Alex Webb shoots Lineisy Montero for CR Fashion Book, Martin Parr speaks to GQ, Magnum launches its new Creative site, and more from the agency this week
Carolyn Drake on Aperture
“Carolyn Drake’s photographs of the 2018 wildfires point to the human role in creating a new, terrifying normal,” writes William Finnegan for Aperture. See Drake’s images of the aftermath of the ferocious fires that tore through her home state of California last year, and read what Finnegan had to say on their significance here.
Martin Parr in British GQ
Covering a range of discussion points, from his dinner with Tony Ray-Jones to his love for Birkenstocks, Martin Parr answered 20 questions for British GQ. Read the feature here.
Martin Parr’s exhibition ‘Only Human’ at London’s National Portrait Gallery continues until the end of the month, closing on May 27. Exhibition information here.
Read the institution’s Head of Photographs Collection Phillip Prodger on Parr’s practice, here, on Magnum. Read Artsy’s article on the exhibition here.
Chris Steele-Perkins in Brixton
Chris Steele-Perkins has travelled the world for almost five decades but his latest exhibition features work made very much closer to home. The exhibition ‘In Brixton’ offers a previously unseen and intimate exploration of the South London community where Steele-Perkins lived between his many foreign assignments. More information on the show can be found on SW Londoner here.
Tim Hetherington Award Shortlist Announced
This week, the shortlist of artists nominated for the Tim Hetherington Trust’s ‘2019 Visionary Award’ was announced. The award supports visual storytellers to produce innovative work, continuing Hetherington’s mission for this and future generations.
An event at London’s Frontline Club on Thursday May 9 will explore the work and ideas of the journalists and artists shortlisted for the ‘2019 Visionary Award’, culminating in the announcement of the winner.
More information and tickets here.
The Magnum Creative Site is Live
The new Magnum Creative site has launched this week. The website showcases the breadth of the agency’s commercial work and services, from assignments and partnerships through to group books and exhibitions. Most recently, we published the results of Paolo Pellegrin and Gueorgui Pinkhassov‘s experimental series for Audi here.
Explore the new commercial website here.