Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: November 16, 2018

Jérôme Sessini photographs the migrant caravan for TIME, Magnum announces online education course, Sean O'Hagan reviews Martin Parr, and more from the agency this week

Jérôme Sessini Migrants from Central America, part of the caravan that started in San Pedro Sula Honduras on October 12 arrive in Mexico City at the Base Ball Stadium (Estadio Palillo). Migrants from Central Ame (...)

Jérôme Sessini for TIME

Jérôme Sessini spent time in Mexico to document the migrant caravan for TIME. See it arriving in Mexico City after weeks on the road here.

Jérôme Sessini Migrants from Central America, part of the caravan that started in San Pedro Sula Honduras on October 12 arrive in Mexico City at the Base Ball Stadium (Estadio Palillo). Migrants dry hand washsed (...)

Teaching Street Photography with Magnum

Magnum Photos has announced its first online photography education platform with The Art of Street Photography. Go here to learn more, watch the trailer and enter the exclusive prize draw to win a free pass to the platform upon launch.

Sean O’Hagan on Martin Parr

The Guardian’s Sean O’Hagen traces Martin Parr’s photography in the British city of Manchester from his early work in the 1970s to his contemporary commission for Manchester Art Gallery. Read the review here. More about the exhibition here.

Martin Parr Spending Time. Salford, England. GB. 1986. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr’s Tbilisi on AnOther

Martin Parr spoke to AnOther Magazine about why he loves working in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi. “The markets are stunning and yet no tourists really go there, they are missing one of the main assets of the city. Go there before everyone gets onto this!” he tells the publication.

Martin Parr Reading room. National Library. Georgia. Tbilisi. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Paolo Pellegrin in The New York Times

As a blockbuster retrospective of Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin’s career opens at the MAXXI in Rome – Italy’s national museum for art and architecture, The New York Times presents an in-depth exploration of his work, including his coverage of conflict and human suffering. Read the feature here. Read the Magnum interview with Pellegrin on his years of extensive work charting the complexities of the Middle East here.

Paolo Pellegrin | Double Blind Moments after an Israeli air strike destroyed several buildings in Dahia. Beirut, Lebanon. August, 2006. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos

Thomas Dworzak’s “Feldpost” Project on We Demain

Thomas Dworzak’s epic project tracing the history and reverberations of World War I has been has been featured by We Demain. See the feature here. Read a text about this project by the reporter who worked with Dworzak on Magnum here.

Thomas Dworzak Most shells and amunition in WW1 were painted in bright colours. Museum of the battle of Paschendaele. Paeschendaele, Belgium, 2013/07. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos

Magnum Chronicles on Stack

Stack Magazines has included Magnum Chronicles in their list of 10 of this year’s most exciting newsprint projects.

Read more about Magnum Chronicles: A Brief Visual History in the Time of ISIS on Magnum here.

Moises Saman Under the cover of night a network of Syrian smugglers transport a family fleeing the violence inside Syria on a rowboat across the Orentes River, which marks a stretch of the border between northe (...)

Cristina de Middel on De Standaard

Cristina de Middel’s photographs of local Mexican athletes at the Mexican-American border wall feature on De Standaard. Her project aims to shift the perception of Latinos and their relationship to the border, and is part of a bigger project about one of the most dangerous journeys there is: the Central American migration route. Read the story here.

Cristina de Middel Angelica Yamilet, a professional Mexican Taekwondo fighter trains by the border fence in Tijuana. Tijuana. Mexico. 2018. © Cristina de Middel | Magnum Photos

Approximate Joy on Conscientious Photography Magazine

Christopher Anderson’s new book Approximate Joy has been reviewed by Conscientious Photography Magazine, in which Anderson’s approach is described as “radical”. Read the review here. Read an interview with the photographer about this project on Magnum here.

Christopher Anderson Street portrait. Shenzhen. China. 2017. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos

Inge Morath on Yahoo News

Yahoo News has published a primer on the life’s work of Magnum photographer Inge Morath. Read it here. See an exclusive extract from a new biography of Inge Morath, which explores her earliest days with Magnum, working in Spain under the at times grueling tutelage of its co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson, on Magnum here.

Inge Morath Pahlavani exercises in a zurkhaneh. Tehran, Iran. 1956. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos

Cristina Garcia Rodero Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Cristina Garcia Rodero has become the first woman to be given an honorary doctorate by Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha. Read the announcement here.

Cristina Garcia Rodero Lienzo al viento. Baracoa. Cuba. 2010. © Cristina Garcia Rodero | Magnum Photos

Inside the Harry Gruyaert Documentary

As a documentary on Magnum photographer Harry Gruyeart is released, the makers of the film spoke to Belgian website Cinevox. Read the article here.

Harry Gruyaert Launderette. Town of Antwerpen. Flanders region, Belgium. 1988. © Harry Gruyaert | Magnum Photos

Magnum wins Art for Peace Award 2018

Magnum has been awarded the Art for Peace Award 2018. The award is granted every year to important artists and personalities from the world of culture.

For its 10th edition, the theme of the award is “Global Inequalities” and it has been granted to Magnum Photos, at the “Science for Peace” world conference, which took place over two days at Università Bocconi in Milan this week. The award was presented on November 15, collected by Magnum’s Andrea Holzherr and Magnum photographer Ferdinando Scianna. More information here.

Jérôme Sessini Children, mostly from Kui community at school. Preah Vihea province, Cambodia. July 26, 2017. Magnum Photos for European Parliament / Sakharov Prize. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos

Daken Exhibition in China

In March 2018, Magnum Photos teamed up with Daken Art to hold the first multimedia creation camp in China. Participants have spent 8 months on a multimedia story under the guidance of Magnum photographer Chien-Chi Chang. We are pleased to invite you to the Magnum Photos and Daken Art Multimedia Creation Camp exhibition ceremony at 15:30pm this Sunday at the J&Z Gallery, 101, FI Building, South District, OCT LOFT as part of the International Urban Images Festival in Shenzhen, China.

Chien-Chi Chang Video still from Chien-Chi Chang's 'AZMA'. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
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