The Magnum Digest: What Not To Miss This Week
Critics select 2017’s best photojournalism and photographic culture, plus new work published this week
2017’s Best Photojournalism
Many Magnum photographers were featured in Time magazine’s round up of the best photojournalism of the year. Work by Peter van Agtmael, Paolo Pellegrin, Emin Ozmen, and Matt Stuart all makes an appearance. See the full list here. Magnum work also appeared in Time’s big list of the 100 best photographs of the year – read it here.
Writer and cultural critic Sean O’Hagan has named Magnum nominee Sohrab Hura’s exhibition The Lost Head & The Bird at The Nines, as one of the photographic cultural highlights of 2017. In the article for The British Journal of Photography, O’Hagan describes the work as “a hallucinatory mix of the viscerally real and the possibly fictional”. Photography fans can see the full run-down here.
From Iraq to California
Diana Markosian recently spent time with a teenage Iraqi refugee who is rebuilding her life in California. See her story on New York Magazine’s The Cut here.
Magnum on Polka
Polka magazine concludes its 2017 series exploring the work of Magnum photographers with a look at the shore-side studies of Harry Gruyaert, Rivages. See the piece here. See more work by Gruyaert on Magnum Photos here.
The Images That Change History
Readers with access to BBC iPlayer can watch a short documentary by the BBC about the images the changed history. The program includes interviews with Magnum members including Mark Power, Stuart Franklin and Susan Meiselas. Watch it here.