Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: August 10, 2018

Magnum photographers journey through contested lands, Martin Parr makes a podcast appearance, and more from the agency this week

Thomas Dworzak Carrying firewood. In 2016/4 ruby was discovered in the village of Mundarara, a traditional poor Maasai grazing area. Since then there has been a boom of ruby exploration, locals and arriving trade (...)

Magnum Photographers for Pacific Standard

Six Magnum photographers went to remote regions round the world where indigenous communities are waging battles against governments & commercial interests to remain on their ancestral lands. For Pacific Standard’s project ‘A Journey Through Contested Lands’, which was produced with support from the Pulitzer Center, Emin Özmen went to Azerbaijan to photograph the Talysh People, fighting to preserve their language and culture; Jonas Bendiksen photographed hunting communities in Greenland; Susan Meiselas met the Garifuna people fighting for a place to live in Honduras; Stuart Franklin explored how the livelihoods of indigenous people in Malaysia have been affected by private sector interests and infrastructure; Thomas Dworzak visited the Maasai in northern Tanzania, who are seeing their ancestral lands claimed by miners and the government; and Chien-Chi Chang met the T’boli-Dulangan Manobo, who were living a quiet life in The Philippines until the armed forces arrived.

See all the stories on Pacific Standard’s dedicated site here.

Chien-Chi Chang 48-year-old Sunang Diamante's son To Diamante was shot dead on December 3, 2017. She and survivors of the massacre in Datalbonglangon community of Ned in Lake Sebu have sought temporary in an NGO-f (...)
Stuart Franklin Uday (48) - in her garden at Long Kevoh, on a tributary of the Rajung river, 40 miles upstream from the Bakun dam. Uday and her husband John (47) refused to relocate when the Bakun dam was built i (...)
Emin Özmen A woman waits for the village bus in Senceredi village. Astara, Azerbaijan. 2018. Produced with support from the Pulitzer Center. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Jonas Bendiksen View of the town of Ilulissat, Greenland's third largest town (pop 4,400) with an iceberg floating in the fjord. The town is a major hub for Greenlandic fisheries. Ilulissat, Greenland. 2018. Produ (...)
Susan Meiselas Paulina, 57, harvesting and replanting yucca. Guadalupe, Honduras. 2018. Produced with support from the Pulitzer Center. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr’s Podcast Appearance

Magnum’s Martin Parr has appeared as a guest on the Outerfocus photography podcast. The episode dives into what Martin has recently been working on, and discusses the former Magnum President’s new venture, The Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol. The podcast also goes on to explore the work of early American photographer Walker Evans. Listen here.

See Martin Parr’s latest work for Magnum on fisherman in Cornwall in light of Brexit here.

Martin Parr Cadgwith Harbour, Cornwall. England, GB. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Last Chance to See

It’s the final week to see Guy le Querrec’s portrait of Breton society in his hometown. More info about the exhibition here. The photographs exhibited in this show, portray daily life, family and work, and are testament to his attachment to the region and his sensitivity of its various transformations over time.

Guy Le Querrec Lomic, a farmer who works for the Yves Keramouel farm. Finistère Nord department. town of Saint Pol de Léon. Artichoke harvest. Saturday 2nd June, 1973. © Guy Le Querrec | Magnum Photos

Recommended Reading

Photography curator and the cultural director at Magnum Photos Pauline Vermare has shared her the photobooks that inspire her with The Observers blog. On Henri Cartier-Bresson’s The Decisive Moment, she says: “I guess this is where it all began for me, with Cartier-Bresson. The photographs in the book, and the way they are reproduced, everything is perfect. Including the mesmerizing cover by Matisse…”. See Pauline Vamare’s recommendations here.

Henri Cartier-Bresson Valencia, Spain. 1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
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