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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.