Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest, April 27, 2018

Diana Markosian documents refugees learning to swim, David Alan Harvey shares some advice, the W. Eugene Smith Grant opens, and more from Magnum photographers this week

Diana Markosian Sala, 7, first saw the sea when he was forced to flee his home in Iraq. "It looked so deep," he recalled. "I didn't know how to swim." Upon arriving to Germany, he was hesitant to enter the pool. H (...)

Great Lengths

Diana Markosian’s work documenting how swimming lessons have changed the lives of refugees was The Guardian Magazine’s lead story last weekend.

See the full story online here.

Diana Markosian Hanan Abdo Elias, 15, came to Germany from Iraq in 2015. When asked to describe her journey, she closed her eyes, and spoke softly through tears. "I don't know why this happened to us," she said. " (...)

The Geography of Poverty

Matt Black’s series exploring poverty in the United States featured on America’s CBS.

See a short pit-stop tour through the project here. See recently published work from his ongoing project documenting poverty in the United States here.

Matt Black Fence post. Allensworth, California, USA. 2014. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos

Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum

A new documentary exploring the long and intimate relationship Magnum has with the world of cinema has been aired by the BBC.

UK viewers can watch the film on BBC iPlayer here. Read a feature about the interplay between the disciplines of photography and cinema on Magnum here.

Eve Arnold US actress Marilyn Monroe on the Nevada desert going over her lines for a difficult scene she is about to play with Clarke Gable in the film "The Misfits" by John Huston. Nevada. USA. 1960. © Eve Arnold | Magnum Photos

W. Eugene Smith Grant open

The W. Eugene Smith Grant is currently open for entries. The grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

More information  can be found here.

W. Eugene Smith During a game of American football. USA. Circa 1938. © W. Eugene Smith | Magnum Photos

Magnum Chronicles: ISIS

The newspaper edited by Magnum’s Peter van Agtmael about the world in the time of ISIS has been featured by Artnet.

See the feature here. Read an excerpt from the newspaper’s foreword on Magnum here.

Martin Parr Bank Holiday. Llandudno. Wales. GB. 2013. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

California Girls

Alessandra Sanguinetti’s photographs of teen girls hanging out in California have been featured on El País.

See the story here.

Alessandra Sanguinetti “Some are a little self-conscious and introverted; the others don’t care and will be super loud. I’m very blunt. I have a no-holds-barred kind of thing.” Vidushi Somani, 17, Peggy Wang, 17, Emily L (...)

Photography Advice from David Alan Harvey

“Life Looks Better Through a Viewfinder” – mentoring and wisdom from David Alan Harvey, is featured on LensCulture.

Read the story here.

David Alan Harvey No sooner had the group of Haenyeo I was diving with entered the water when one of them snatched an octopus from its hiding place under a rock. Twgetting 5-10 in a day along with sea urchins and ab (...)

Thomas Dworzak’s Home

Magnum president Thomas Dworzak shares photos from the places he calls home on Huck.

See the story here. Read more about Magnum and Fujifilm’s Home project here.

Thomas Dworzak Overlooking the city. Close to where “Taste of the Cherries” was filmed. Heights of Sohanak, towards Lavasan. Tehran, Iran. 2017/09. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos

A Family Grows

Olivia Arthur‘s personal pictures documenting her family life as she welcomed her second child are featured on Huck.

See the story here.

Olivia Arthur Family life. London. England. GB. 2017. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
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