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
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.
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
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
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.