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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.