Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: May 7, 2021

Paolo Pellegrin photographs ‘purgatory at sea’ for migrants, Stuart Franklin explores the UK fostering system, and Sohrab Hura’s first short film is showing online

Paolo Pellegrin Seguikolo Traoré, a Red Cross mediator from Mali, gives advice on sanitary and legal aspects (asylum seeking, free medical services etc) of the italian system to the migrants before disembarkation (...)

Paolo Pellegrin photographs quarantine ships for The Atlantic

A story on The Atlantic features images taken by Paolo Pellegrin, who boarded one of Italy’s quarantine ships to photograph the experiences of migrants onboard. These cruise ships have been chartered by the government to detain people during Covid-19 before they enter the asylum process in Italy. Read the story and see Pellegrin’s images here.

Paolo Pellegrin A Guardia di Finanza ship enters the Augusta port with a group of migrants rescued at sea. Augusta, Italy 2021 © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos

Stuart Franklin documents foster care stories for The Times

A story by Stuart Franklin in The Times follows the experiences of a group of former foster children around the UK, and how photographs play a key role in documenting transitional periods, through collections called “memory boxes”. The story is comprise of interviews and photographs by Franklin, who has experienced the foster care system himself. Read the piece online here and in print in last weekend’s Sunday Times Magazine.

Stuart Franklin GB. England. Grayshott, Surrey. 2020. Stuart Franklin (age 6) learning to ride a bicycle. A photograph from the ‘memory box’ placed against the eaves window, once Stuart Franklin’s children’s home (...)
Stuart Franklin | GB. England. London. 2020. Stuart Franklin’s ‘memory box’. GB. England. London. 2020. Stuart Franklin’s ‘memory box’. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos

Sohrab Hura’s film supports Covid-19 relief in India

You can now donate to stream Pati, Sohrab Hura’s short film from 2010, as part of the week-long film festival run by Artists in Revolution Collective, in which ten Indian artists will be showing films online. The film explores the story a small cluster of rural villages in Madhya Pradesh, central India, where Hura regularly travelled to and worked for fifteen years. Proceeds from the project will go towards Covid-19 relief in the country. Read more and register for the event via their Instagram account @artistsinrevolutioncollective.

Sohrab Hura © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos

Sim Chi Yin’s solo show at Arles announced

This year’s winner of the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award, Magnum photographer Sim Chi Yin, will be exhibiting her work at Arles from July, it was recently announced. The exhibition brings together the latest elements of her multi-chapter work One Day We’ll Understand. Read more here.

Sim Chi Yin From Interventions, photographic installation, 2018. © Sim Chi Yin | Magnum Photos

Emin Özmen mentors grant program for women

Tbilisi Photo Festival’s grant scheme is open now to women photographers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Iran, Nepal, and Thailand. The program offers a 500 Euro production grant and mentoring to five photographers by Emin Özmen and photography editor, educator and curator Cloé Kerhoas. Read more here.

Emin Özmen Turkey, Edirne. 2020. A migrant stands in a cornfield while clashes continue with Greek security forces near the border. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos

Raghu Rai interviewed in National Geographic

National Geographic Traveller India has spoken to Raghu Rai about his photographic practice and new book about the architecture and rituals of the Venkateswara Temple in India. On making truthful images, Rai told the magazine, “It is only once you are there, present in the situation you have to document, that you actually get a feel of it, where you allow the place’s vibrations to touch you, so that what you capture is instinctive, responsive and powerful.” Read more here.

Raghu Rai India. Delhi. Ugrasen Baoli. 1971. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos