Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: August 17, 2018

Magnum photographers shoot for Vogue, Serena Williams in TIME Magazine, and more from the agency’s members this week

Alex Majoli Virgil Abloh at the Louis Vuitton headquarters. Paris, France. 2018. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos

Virgil Abloh in Vanity Fair

Alex Majoli created the above portrait of Virgil Abloh, American fashion designer and artistic director at Louis Vuitton, for Vanity Fair. Read K. Austin Collins’ profile of Abloh here.

Serena Williams in TIME

Alessandra Sanguinetti photographed tennis star Serena Williams at home in California for the cover TIME Magazine. See more and read Williams’ interview, where she discusses her outstanding achievements, struggles, and the importance of determination here.

Alessandra Sanguinetti Serena Williams. CA, USA. 2018. © Alessandra Sanguinetti | Magnum Photos

Magnum Photographers Shoot Designers for Vogue

A whole host of Magnum photographers have contributed to American Vogue‘s September issue. Mikhael Subotzky photographed Burberry’s new creative director Riccardo Tisci, as well as Russian designer Gosha Rubchinskiy; Mark Power photographed Balenciaga creative director and head designer of Vetements Demna Gvasalia; Alessandra Sanguinetti photographed Stella McCartney in London; Cristina de Middel travelled to Colombia to photograph Johanna Ortiz; Carolyn Drake photographed Jun Takahashi of Undercover in Japan; Moises Saman photographed Nigerian designer Amaka Osakwe and South Korean designer Bajowoo; and Olivia Arthur visited Brussels to photograph Marine Serre, who won the 2017 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.

For more images from this story, see Vogue’s online feature here.

Mikhael Subotzky Riccardo Tisci. Oxford, GB. 2018. © Mikhael Subotzky | Magnum Photos
Mark Power Demna Gvasalia, fashion designer. Vetements Group AG. Zurich, Switzerland. May 28, 2018. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Designer Marine Serre. Brussels, Belgium. 2018. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Alessandra Sanguinetti Stella McCartney. London, GB. 2018. © Alessandra Sanguinetti | Magnum Photos
Cristina de Middel Johanna Ortiz. Colombia. 2018. © Cristina de Middel | Magnum Photos

On Set: My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante’s novel My Brilliant Friend is being adapted for television by HBO, and Magnum’s Paolo Pellegrin has been on set in Italy for American Vogue. See the pictures and find out more about the upcoming television series here.

Paolo Pellegrin Filming of 'My Brilliant Friend'. Caserta, Italy. 2018. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos

Alessandra Sanguinetti Photographs Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi, the American actress who plays Zoey Johnson on the sitcom Black-ish and its spin-off series Grown-ish, was profiled in the August edition of American Vogue, accompanied by portraits of the young star by Magnum photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti. See the feature here.

Alessandra Sanguinetti Actress and model Yara Shahidi. CA, USA. 2018. © Alessandra Sanguinetti | Magnum Photos

Toyin Ojih Odutola by Alec Soth

Nigeria-born, Alabama-raised artist Toyin Ojih Odutola has been photographed for American Vogue by Alec Soth. Read the in-depth artist profile here.

Alec Soth Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola. NYC, USA. 2018. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

The Wing for Vogue

Olivia Arthur photographed Lauren Kassan and Audrey Gelman, founders of women’s workspace and members club The Wing for American Vogue. See the feature here.

Olivia Arthur Lauren Kassan and Audrey Gelman, founders of 'The Wing' workspace collective. Paris, France. 2018. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos

Life in North Korea

Carl De Keyzer‘s work on life inside North Korea is currently on show at the Helmond Museum, in the Netherlands. In its review of the show, Aesthetica Magazine has listed it as a must-see for its “unique insight”. See the piece here. See more of De Keyzer’s work from North Korea here.


Carl De Keyzer Synchronized swimming performances are sometimes part of prominent national celebrations on major holidays; the national team competes in international events. Water ballet practice; Changgwangwon (...)

The Macallan: Masters of Photography

The Spirits Business featured the edition created between Magnum photographers and The Macallan. Six Magnum photographers travelled to Scotland over three and a half years to document the construction of a new distillery. Each drew on varied aspects of the build for their instalments of the series. From the packed lunches of construction workers, to building materials, casks, portraits of workers, and breathtaking landscapes – the scale of the undertaking, which will forever alter the landscape of the estate, is brought home in the photographs, as is the variety of inspirations and approaches of the photographers. Read the feature here. See more work from the project on Magnum Photos here.

Paolo Pellegrin 2015. Oak barrels containing maturing whisky. The Macallan Estate. Craigellachie. Moray. Scotland. GB. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos

Elliott Erwitt’s Scotland named ‘Book of the Week’

Tatler has named Elliott Erwitt‘s book on Scotland as it’s Book of the Week. “The inestimable Magnum photographer gives us a glimpse of everyday Scotland, not the rugged, romantic landscapes of an idealised country,” writes Francesca Carington. See the full review here. Browse Elliott Erwitt prints and posters, released to celebrate his 90th birthday, on the Magnum shop here.

Elliott Erwitt Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow. The museum houses a prominent natural history collection, as well as art from many movements and periods. Art works include Floating Heads by Sophie Cav (...)
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