Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: April 1, 2018

Susan Meiselas's retrospective book reviewed, a Philip Jones Griffiths double exhibition preview, Peter van Agtmael at March for Our Lives and more from Magnum photographers this week

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Susan Meiselas Muchachos await the counterattack by the National Guard. Matagalpa, Nicaragua. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Mediations Reviewed

The book accompanying Susan Meiselas’s retrospective exhibition has been reviewed by Juxtapoz magazine. “Using photography, film, video, and archive material, Meiselas presents a comprehensive narrative of the subjects in her work, constantly raising questions about the role of the photographer as a witness and the subject as a participant,” they say. Read more here. The exhibitions Mediations is currently at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, and will travel to San Francisco later this year.

Susan Meiselas Little Italy. Dee and Lisa on Mott Street. New York City, USA. 1976. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Meiselas also featured on the BBC’s World Update program this week to discuss her work. Listen to a clip with the photographer talking about the responsibility of the photographer and the audience here.

Philip Jones Griffiths Double Show Preview

Philip Jones Griffiths Since ancient times, the shield has presented a challenge to military designs --- how to see the enemy without sacrificing protection. The latest development is one made of Plexiglas. Unfortunately (...)

Creative Boom shines a spotlight on the work of the late Philip Jones Griffiths with an article on the duo of exhibitions to mark the 10th anniversary of Philip Jones Griffiths’ death. “John Pilger wrote on Philip’s death in 2008: ‘No photographer produced such finely subversive work, knowing that truth in war is always subversive,’” it reads. See more here. See Magnum’s latest feature on how photobooks gave the photographer the freedom to portray the Vienam war as he saw it here.

March for Our Lives on Vogue

Peter van Agtmael The "March For Our Lives" protest in New York City against gun violence. The march was organized by student leaders, many of them survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland (...)

Peter van Agtmael photographed the New York March for Our Lives event, led by young people campaigning for better gun laws. See his images for Vogue here. See more images from the protests by Magnum photographers here.

Bruno Barbey’s Académie des Beaux-Arts Inauguration

Bruno Barbey Students hurling projectiles against the police on the Boulevard Saint Germain, in the 6th arrondissement. Paris, France. 1968. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos

Bruno Barbey will be officially inaugurated into the Académie des Beaux-Arts on April 4th, 2018 at a ceremony in Paris. Catch the final two weeks of Barbey’s May ’68 show at Château de Tours, France. Barbey’s new book Au Coeur de Mai 68 (In The Heart of May ‘68) is published by Les Éditions du Pacifique.

Alex Majoli for Canon

Alex Majoli Catania, Italy. 2017. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos

Alex Majoli takes on the role of tour guide of his home for a new film created by Canon. More on the project for Canon here.

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