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
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.
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.
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.
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.