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The Magnum Digest: October 12, 2018

Christopher Anderson photographs soccer star Kylian Mbappé for TIME, Bieke Depoorter wins the Larry Sultan Award, the Susan Meiselas retrospective closes in San Francisco

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Bieke Depoorter © Bieke Depoorter | Magnum Photos

Bieke Depoorter wins the Larry Sultan Award

Magnum photographer Bieke Depoorter has been awarded the Larry Sultan Award. “I am honored to be the recipient of the Larry Sultan Award. This prize is given as a collaborative partnership with the following museums and institutions inSan Francisco: Pier 24, SFMOMA, Headlands Centre of the Arts and California College of the Arts,” said Depoorter.  More information here.

The photographer is also taking part in the Headlands Open House this weekend. Members of the public are invited to visit Depoorter’s studio on Sunday, October 14. More information here.

Bieke Depoorter Agata. Paris, France. 2017. © Bieke Depoorter | Magnum Photos

Kylian Mbappé by Christopher Anderson 

Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson has taken a portrait of French footballer Kylian Mbappé for the cover of TIME.  “I am happy, and I am living the life I always dreamed of,” the 19-year-old World Cup winner tells the publication, adding, “I think I might have missed out on something. I did not have the moments of so-called normal people during adolescence, like going out with friends, enjoying good times.” Read the feature here.

Christopher Anderson French soccer star Kylian Mbappé of PSG, at the Paris Saint Germain training center. Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. 2018. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos

Collaborative Portraiture

Photo District News has published an article on the current exhibition at Magnum’s London ‘Print Room’ gallery–Collaborative Portraiture. Collaborative Portraiture brings together work by Magnum photographers Carolyn Drake, Bieke Depoorter and Susan Meiselas to highlight different strategies of portraying female subjects. In each series, the subjects have been invited to present themselves on their own terms; to perform, play, and control their representation in front of the lens. See the piece here.

Read more about the work on show in London on Magnum Photos: Carolyn Drake’s Internat, Susan Meiselas’ Carnival Strippers, and Beike Depoorter’s work made in collaboration with Agata, who she met in Paris while working on a Magnum project.

Carolyn Drake © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos

Georgia by Magnum Photographers 

Zeit Magazine has published a gallery of images by Magnum photographers capturing the beauty and the culture of Georgia to mark the country being guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Browse the slideshow of images from the likes of Thomas Dworzak, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Cristina Garcia Rodero here.

Thomas Dworzak Car of new rich. Adjara region, town of Batumi, Georgia. May 1994. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos

Final Week: Mediations

Susan Meiselas’ career retrospective closes at SFMOMA on October 21. A member of Magnum Photos since 1976, Meiselas first began her career during a decade in which the practitioners of photography were grappling with ethical codes surrounding image-making. She quickly became known through her work in conflict zones of Central America in the 1970s and 1980s in particular due to the strength of her color photographs. More information about the exhibition here.

Read Magnum’s interview with the photographer about her practice here.

Susan Meiselas Returning home. Masaya, Nicaragua. September, 1978. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Final Week: Correspondance New Yorkaise

This coming week is also the final chance that visitors to the Magnum Gallery in Paris have to see Raymond Depardon’s Correspondance New Yorkaise 1981–2017, as the exhibition closes on October 26. 

In 1981, Raymond Depardon’s Correspondance New-Yorkaise was published in the Libération newspaper in France. Composed of humorous, observational, photographic notes—and no topical news—the newspaper dedicated a full page to this correspondence every day for a month. It was a pivotal moment both in French photography and in Depardon’s career.

More info here.

Raymond Depardon Ladies room in the office of the German GEO magazine. Park Avenue. Manhattan. New York city. USA. 1981. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos

Magnum on WSJ

The Wall Street Journal has published a feature on Paris’ new Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation building and its inaugural exhibition featuring the work of Martine Franck. The Foundation’s director, François Hébel, came to know the couple when he ran Magnum Photos, the agency that Cartier-Bresson helped found in 1947. “What I witnessed was an extraordinary sense of complicity between the two of them,” Hébel says. “Henri was someone very impulsive and highly strung, while Martine was someone very soothing and gentle.” Read the feature here.

Martine Franck Pool designed by Alain Capeilleres. Town of Le Brusc. Provence. France. © Martine Franck | Magnum Photos

Koudelka Shooting Holy Land

It’s the final few days to support the effort towards a wider release of the Josef Koudelka Documentary Koudelka Shooting the Holy Land. The campaign is raising funds to create a BluRay & DVD edition of the award-winning film, with over 40 minutes of never-before-seen content. Support here.

Josef Koudelka Structures from the British Mandate (1922-1948) and Jordanian era (1948-1967) remain in the West Bank. Crusader map mural, Kalia Junction, Dead Sea area. Israel-Palestine. 2009. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos

Ian Berry London Talk

Magnum photographer Ian Berry will be giving a talk at the Estonian Embassy in London on Tuesday October 16. He will discuss his work in South Africa and his recollections of working with photographer Juhan Kuus. More information here.

Ian Berry Black Africans on a legally whites-only beach. Muizenberg. Cape Province. South Africa. 1984. © Ian Berry | Magnum Photos
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