The Magnum Digest: November 30, 2018
Cristina de Middel for Vanity Fair, Thomas Dworzak picks up a Royal Photographic Society award, and more from Magnum this week
Magnum Learn on i-D
Magnum Photos is launching a new online learning platform for photography, Magnum Learn. In anticipation of the launch, i-D Magazine recently published an interview with two Magnum staff members, who go behind the scenes of this new project, which makes photographic education available for “the price of a yearly Netflix subscription”. Read the feature here.
The Art of Street Photography is the first online course from Magnum Photos and launches soon on learn.magnumphotos.com.
Thomas Dworzak Honored by the Royal Photographic Society
Thomas Dworzak, president of Magnum Photos, has been awarded The Hood Medal, which recognizes a photographic project dealing with public social concerns, for his involvement in Europa: An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees. This multi-lingual guidebook was produced, and made widely available, for displaced peoples arriving in Europe.
Thomas Dworzak on Pacific Standard
Dworzak’s work on Abkhazia was recently published by Pacific Standard. The tiny territory on the Black Sea hopes to boost its bid for nationhood by welcoming Syrians fleeing civil war.
Read the feature here.
Magnum and Create Jobs
This week saw the conclusion of a five-week project aimed at lowering the barriers to entry for young Londoners who are under-represented in the creative industries. The project, a collaboration with Magnum Photos, Create Jobs and HudsonBec Group, saw 15 emerging photographers seek to answer the question, “What is London?”
Read all about the project, and see some of the work the young photographers made, on It’s Nice That.
Read some of the tips the photographers learned on Lecture in Progress.
Featured photo by Eric Aydin-Barberini.
Magnum China on the New York Times
Published earlier this autumn, Magnum China explores the collective’s long history in the country, providing an in-depth photographic account of China, its people, and the changes they have witnessed over the last nine decades.
Martine Franck in the Press
AnOther Magazine celebrates the life of Magnum photographer Martine Franck, exploring her work independently of that of her famous husband, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Read the feature here. More information on the exhibition at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson here.
“Kindness, empathy and a respect for those marginalized by society were always integral to Franck’s photography. In an era where those qualities often seem to be in short supply, her work seems more vital than ever,” writes Cath Pound in her write-up for the BBC, which you can read here.
Jonas Bendiksen on Helsingin Sanomat
Jonas Bendiksen’s project exploring the lives of self-proclaimed ‘Jesuses’ has been published by Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, alongside an interview with the photographer. Read the story in Finnish here. Read more about Bendiksen’s project The Last Testament on Magnum here.