Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: November 2, 2018

Martin Parr talks photobooks, the suburbs and Magnum, Cristina de Middel is announced as Nobel Peace Prize photographer, and more in our weekly round-up

Inge Morath Outside Memphis, Tennessee. USA. 1960. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos

Inge Morath on The Daily Beast

Describing the early Magnum member Inge Morath as a “pioneer” who “conquered the trauma of barely surviving World War II and documented a world closed off to women,” The Daily Beast presents a slideshow overview of the photographer’s career. See it here.

Read more about Inge Morath in this extract from her new biography on Magnum.

Inge Morath Romeria del Rocio. Seville. Spain. 1955. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos

Jonas Bendiksen’s Black Metal Singers

SZ Magazine has published a feature on Jonas Bendiksen’s close-up portraits of black metal singers in the throes of performance. Read (and listen!) here.

Jonas Bendiksen Norwegian singers. Lloyd Hektoen from Koldbrann and Djevel. Norway. 2016. © Jonas Bendiksen | Magnum Photos
Jonas Bendiksen Norwegian singers. Henrik Skar from Vinterbris. Norway. 2016. © Jonas Bendiksen | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr on A Small Voice

The photography podcast A Small Voice welcomes Martin Parr for the latest episode. Parr discusses his new foundation, his passion for photobooks, and how his suburban childhood influenced his photography. Listen here.

Martin Parr Carnival Cruise Ship. Tulum, Mexico. 2002. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

David Seymour on The British Journal of Photography

BJP has published a look at the life’s work of Magnum co-founder David Seymour in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition in Amsterdam. From his early life to pivotal photography projects and founding Magnum, learn more about the photographer in the article here. More information about the exhibition at the Jewish Historical Museum here.

David Seymour A woman in the ruins of Port Said after its destruction by Israeli bombing. Egypt. October 29th, 1956. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos

Cristina de Middel Announced as Nobel Peace Prize Photographer

This week it was announced that Magnum nominee Cristina de Middel would be this year’s official Nobel Peace Prize photographer. She will make the Nobel Peace Prize exhibition 2018, together with the Nobel Peace Center team. The Peace Prize laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad will be opening the exhibition in Oslo on December 11. Read the press briefing here.

Read more about Middel’s practice on Magnum Photos here.

Cristina de Middel Iko Iko. From the series Afronauts. 2011. © Cristina de Middel | Magnum Photos
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