Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: October 16, 2020

Deep sea exploration photographed by Paolo Pellegrin, Christopher Anderson’s image on the cover of M, Raymond Depardon profiled by Vanity Fair, plus more

Paolo Pellegrin Tim McDonald during the complex operations to bring the sub back to the Pressure Drop. The Five Deeps Expedition was the first successful attempt to send a manned submersible to the deepest part of (...)

Paolo Pellegrin’s documentation of deep sea expedition in GQ

GQ France recently published Paolo Pellegrin’s photographs documenting the work of the explorers of the Five Deeps Expedition, led by Victor Vescovo. Pellegrin, who was initially sent on the assignment for The New Yorker, photographed the adventurers, their ship, and submarine they used to dive to the deepest point on earth, the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. See Pellegrin’s images in the October 2020 print issue of GQ France.

Paolo Pellegrin Victor Vescovo, Explorer. The Five Deeps Expedition was the first successful attempt to send a manned submersible to the deepest part of each of ocean. Svalbard. Norway. August 28, 2019. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos

Alec Soth photographs tenants’ movement in Minneapolis

The New York Times has published a story following the work of Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia (United Renters for Justice), a tenants’ rights organization formed of residents of 5 buildings in the Corcoran neighbourhood of Minneapolis. The group recently succeeded in a lawsuit against their landlord for neglect of their buildings, and subsequently evicted him through a bid to buy their homes through raising a sum of $7 million. Alec Soth went on assignment for the newspaper to document the stories of the movement’s organizers. Read the feature and see Soth’s images here. 

Alec Soth Low income apartment tenants celebrate their victory over their former landlord by gathering outside their buildings and removing the former owner's signs. After years of struggles, the tentants bo (...)

Christopher Anderson’s image on the cover of M

M, Le Monde’s magazine supplement, has featured an image by Christopher Anderson on the cover of its October 10, 2020 issue. The image is taken from the series that formed his 2019 book, COP, a visual survey of NYPD officers, which accompany an article titled ‘We May be in Blue, We Remain Black’ (translated from French). The piece explores the experiences of black police caught up in the moral conflict between Black Lives Matter and the demands of their job. Read the text online here. See more on the COP project, on Magnum, here.

Christopher Anderson Cover of October 10, 2020 edition of M magazine. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos

Raymond Depardon profile in Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair France has published a portfolio featuring the work of Raymond Depardon. Film critic Philippe Azoury visited Depardon’s home and spoke to the photographer about how he strives to bring out the character of his subjects through his film and photographic works. In the text, Azoury observes the cinematic quality of his photobooks, and the documentary style of his films. Depardon says, “The films, I made them to listen. Books, I made them to speak” (translated from French). Read more in the September 2020 print issue of Vanity Fair France.

Raymond Depardon Christian sector of Achrafieh. Civil War. A brass cross hanging from his neck, one finger on the trigger of his soviet made Kalashnikov, a young Chamounist sniper stands on a street corner. East Be (...)
Raymond Depardon Civil War. Lebanon. 1978. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos

Trent Parke interviewed about his collaboration with cricketer Steve Waugh

The Australian has published a feature exploring the career and photography of former professional cricketer Steve Waugh. Waugh met Trent Parke in 1996 while the Magnum photographer was travelling on tour with the Australian cricket team and invited Parke to mentor, and collaborate with, him on his project The Spirit of Cricket – India. Read Parke’s reflections and see the whole piece here.

Trent Parke Steve Waugh having a coaching session with child prodigy Shayan Jamal. © Trent Parke | Magnum Photos

Burt Glinn’s photograph on show at Selfridges, London

Möet and Chandon has launched a pop-up champagne bar at the London department store Selfridges, which is host to an exhibition about seminal “Möet moments” in the UK. The display includes an image of the Savoy Hotel taken by Burt Glinn in 1957. Read more about the project here.

Burt Glinn A Gentleman's London. Entrance to the Savoy Hotel. London. England. 1957. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos