The Magnum Digest: April 18, 2019

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The Magnum Digest: April 18, 2019

Notre-Dame by Magnum photographers, last chance to see Martin Parr's exhibition in Manchester, Alec Soth shoots for W Magazine, and more from Magnum photographers this week

Patrick Zachmann On April 15, 2019, a fire engulfed parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The 13th century cathedral has been undergoing renovations, including repairs on its iconic spire, since 2018. (...)

Notre-Dame by Magnum Photographers

As fire engulfed the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral on April 15, Patrick Zachmann joined onlookers on the streets of Paris to photograph the fire. His work features in Vanity Fair‘s article that explores the significance of the incident for catholicism. The piece also includes an archival photo of the famous spire by Magnum’s Inge Morath. Read the feature here.

Inge Morath View from Notre Dame Cathedral. Paris, France. 1954. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos

Alec Soth for W Magazine

Alec Soth travelled to the outskirts of Athens, Ohio, to photograph artists Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, who have built a 32-Acre “queer playground”. Read their story and see Soth’s photos of the space on W Magazine here.

Read a Magnum interview with Soth about his latest book I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating here. Purchased a signed copy from the Magnum Shop here.

Alec Soth Athens, Ohio, USA. 2019. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos
Alec Soth Athens, Ohio, USA. 2019. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

Last Chance to See: Martin Parr’s “Return to Manchester”

This weekend is your final opportunity to see Martin Parr’s decades-spanning work made in Manchester at the city’s art gallery. 

Read a feature tracing Parr’s work in Manchester alongside the development of his practice here. More information about the exhibition “Return to Manchester” here.

Martin Parr Spending Time. Salford, England, Great Britain. 1986. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Harry Gruyaert’s Edges on PhotoBook Journal

The new edition of Harry Gruyaert’s book Edges has been reviewed on PhotoBook Journal, which says, “Gruyaert shares the wisdom of his long and rich life, and in so doing offers the viewer images of depth and poetry, of danger and indifference, drama and subtlety, community and isolation.” 

Read the review here. Read an essay by the American sculptor Richard Nonas, which features in the book, on Magnum here.

Buy a signed copy of Rivages on the Magnum Shop here.

Harry Gruyaert Ostend, Belgium. 1988. © Harry Gruyaert | Magnum Photos

Upcoming London Talk

On April 24, Magnum nominee Sim Chi Yin will give a presentation entitled “Images, Agency, and the Environment” at the Barbican Centre in London. The photographer will present two bodies of work and discuss her practice within the context of a discussion on the agency of images. More information and booking here.

Read Sim discuss her project on the international sand trade here on Magnum.

Sim Chi Yin A family takes a walk and goes fishing in an area in southern Malaysia now covered with giant sand dunes. The Danga Bay area is earmarked for a massive residency and commercial development, with mu (...)

Olivia Arthur on i-D

The Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur spoke to i-D Magazine recently about about her work photographing Mumbai’s LGBT+ communities, documenting fleeting moments of solitude and tenderness amongst the maelstrom of the city.

Read the feature here. Read a pice by Tishani Doshi on this in-depth project here.

Olivia Arthur Urmi Jadav, a transgender activist. Bombay, India. 2016. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Bombay, India. 2016. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos