Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: August 31, 2018

Jean Gaumy photographs an imperilled landscape in Greenland, Martin Parr shoots his Bristol walks, Christopher Anderson's new book is previewed, and more from Magnum photographers this week

Jean Gaumy Iceberg. BB Polar expedition. GReenland. 2016. © Jean Gaumy | Magnum Photos

Jean Gaumy for National Geographic

Jean Gaumy travelled to Greenland’s mysterious “Terra Incognita” for National Geographic, in the context of drastic impact on the region as a result of global warming. The expansive gray-and-white landscape might look barren, but life lurks in the biodiverse Arctic waters below.

See the story here.

Jean Gaumy Diver comes back from the expedition. Main tasks of those diving operations goes from harvest bivalves that are in the sediment, collect all the organisms living on the surface or in the sediment ( (...)

David Alan Harvey: Fine Art, Every Day

Four Magnum photographers have been given an open brief by Samsung to create a series of images demonstrating how photography enables them to capture art in the everyday, which they will be sharing on Instagram over the course of the next four weeks. Up first is David Alan Harvey, who finds inspiration in the coastal Outer Banks area of North Carolina, where he lives. Follow him as he shares a new image each day on his Instagram.

Magnum Photos has partnered with Samsung to create a new series of images for the ‘Fine Art, Every Day’ collection on The Frame TV. The new collection of 28 images will be made available on The Frame’s digital art platform Art Store.

David Alan Harvey House on Pamlico Sound © David Alan Harvey | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr’s Walks

Magnum’s Martin Parr has spoken to The Guardian about a favourite walk of his in Bristol, which he likes to take with his wife Susan. “We’ve been doing this walk every six weeks for 25 years now. Generally we go for a walk on a Sunday morning and I like to go to different places, but this walk has been accommodated into my general being. We’ll even walk it in the rain,” he says.

See more of Parr’s photos and what he has to say about the picturesque spot here.

Martin Parr Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England, GB. 2016. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Philip Jones Griffiths’ Vietnam

Katherine Holden, daughter of the late Magnum photographer Philip Jones Griffiths, has spoken to the BBC about her father’s coverage of the Vietnam War for a short film. Learn more about Griffiths’ work in Vietnam here.

Watch the mini film on the BBC here.

Philip Jones Griffiths Saigon. South Vietnam. 1967. © Philip Jones Griffiths | Magnum Photos

Erich Lessing Tributes

Photo District News payed tribute to Erich Lessing, who died aged 95 this week, by looking back at one of his most important bodies of work – his coverage of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

Read PDN‘s story here. See Magnum’s feature on Lessing’ work in Hungary here. And read our tribute to the photographer here.

Erich Lessing The beginning of the deStalinisation period in Hungary saw the development of an opposition movement, particularly among students and intellectuals. Imre Nagy, who was called in as Prime Minister, (...)

Approximate Joy

Christopher Anderson‘s upcoming book Approximate Joy, which he created in Shenzhen, China, has been previewed by The New Yorker.

See the review here. Read more about the Magnum Live Lab, where this work was created here.

Christopher Anderson Shenzhen, China. 2017. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos
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