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