The Magnum Digest: November 6, 2020
Peter van Agtmael’s election coverage in full on Libération, Rafal Milach depicts protests for abortion in Poland, Lindokuhle Sobekwa’s images for Wellcome, plus more
Peter van Agtmael depicts US election for Libération
Libération has published a online gallery of the work Peter van Agtmael has shot on assignment for the newspaper over the last weeks. The photographer visited towns and cities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, mapping political sentiment in locations that would prove key to deciding the outcome of the vote to elect the US president. View the gallery here.
Rafal Milach’s documentation of abortion protests on Causette and The Calvert Journal
Mass demonstrations have taken place in Poland in protest of a proposed revision of legislation which would ban abortion. Rafal Milach was in Warsaw documenting the action on the streets by those opposed to the ban, from October 22 to 30. His work can be seen on Causette, in French, here now. In a further piece on The Calvert Journal, the work is seen alongside protest images in Poland stretching back to 2016, when Milach launched an archive of protest photography focused on Poland in collaboration with 12 other photographers who were recording resistance to rising right-wing sentiment as the PiS party gained power. See the archive, via their website, here. Read the Calvert Journal feature here.
Lindokuhle Sobekwa commissioned to depict anxiety by Wellcome
Wellcome has commissioned five photographers to make images in response to the mental health impacts resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. Each artist responded to the question, ““How are you, your family and your friends coping with anxiety related to Covid-19?” Lindokuhle Sobekwa made images in his local area and its surrounding townships, outside Johannesburg in South Africa. “Sobekwa also captures the improvised attempts to find joy in the everyday, from shadow puppets by candlelight during power cuts, to celebrating his birthday despite being away from his mother, brother and sisters,” describes Creative Review, of the project. See their feature and more images by the photographers here.
The Guardian covers new Alec Soth book
Alec Soth’s new book, The Parameters of Our Cage, published by MACK, has been featured on The Guardian. The newspaper interviewed Soth and Christopher Fausto Cabrera, an inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility who wrote a letter to Soth in January 2020, which began a months-long correspondence about politics, art and their personal histories. Read the feature here.
Khalik Allah profile in Numéro
2020 Magnum nominee Khalik Allah appears in the print edition of Numéro magazine this week. The photographer’s work from 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Brooklyn can be seen alongside a written profile by Alexis Thibault. You can the feature in the magazine’s November issue, number 218.
Alessandra Sanguinetti’s book selected by i-D
The new book, The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and The Illusion of an Everlasting Summer, by Alessandra Sanguinetti, features in i-D’s list of ‘20 moving, funny, frank, sexy photo stories from 2020’ this week. See the full round-up of stories on their site here, and read the magazine’s coverage of the project here.
Nanna Heitmann selected for PhotoPlus Expo’s 30 photographers
PhotoPlus has nominated Nanna Heitmann in The 30, its list of new and emerging photographers to watch for the year 2020. TIME magazine describes the list as “as a “go-to outlet to discover up-and-coming photographers”. See the full line-up at the30photographers.com.