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The Magnum Digest: December 14, 2018

Moises Saman photographs TIME’s Person of the Year, Susan Meiselas shoots in Mexico for Vogue, and more from Magnum photographers this week

Moises Saman TIME Magazine, Person of the Year. December 24/December 31 2018 edition. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman TIME Magazine, Person of the Year. December 24/December 31 2018 edition. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos

TIME Person of the Year

TIME magazine announced “The Guardians” as “Person of the Year for 2018”. The magazine featured four different covers with journalists who have been targeted for their work this year. They include Jamal Khashoggi who was killed in the Saudi embassy in Turkey, staff from Capital Gazette – the US newspaper where five people were killed, along with Maria Ressa of the Philippines and the wives of Myanmar’s Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.

Magnum photographer Moises Saman traveled 30,000 miles in 17 days to photograph The Guardians for all four covers, and the corresponding features.

Read about The Guardians here. Read the story behind the shooting of the covers here.

Moises Saman TIME Magazine, Person of the Year. December 24/December 31 2018 edition. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman TIME Magazine, Person of the Year. December 24/December 31 2018 edition. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos

TIME’s Photos of the Year

Several Magnum names made TIME’s annual 100 Photos of the Year list. See work by photographers including Moises Saman, Lorenzo Meloni, Mark Power, Diana Markosian, Newsha Tavakolian, Jerome Sessini and Mikhael Subotzky here.

Lorenzo Meloni A man carrying another man on his back who lost his legs during the battle of Raqqa. The city lacks medical facilities and international help because it is still considered dangerous. Raqqa, Syria. (...)

Bruno Barbey Photographs the Gilets Jaunes

A New Yorker article focusing on the politics behind the gilets jaunes protest movement in France is illustrated with a photograph of the unrest by Magnum photographer Bruno Barbey.

Read the article here.

Bruno Barbey Yellow Vests ("Gilets Jaunes") protest. Paris, France. December 8, 2018. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas for Vogue

Susan Meiselas travelled to Tijuana, Mexico for Vogue, to photograph the country’s border with America, and the asylum seekers whose stories run through it. See the feature, “Where the Border Ends”, here.

Susan Meiselas The wall dividing the US and Mexico at Friendship Park, Tijuana beach. Tijuana, Mexico. December 01, 2018. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas on Photography

Susan Meiselas is also featured on Huck magazine this week, speaking about her career in photography. Read the article on Huck here; and read the Magnum feature on her practice here.

Susan Meiselas Barton, Vermont, USA. 1974. Shortie on the Bally. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Carl de Keyzer for NATO

For half a century, NATO maintained its headquarters on Brussels’ Leopold III Lane, but a move to a state-of-the-art complex across the street has just been completed. Carl De Keyzer recorded the headquarters, old and new. See the work on De Standaard here.

Carl De Keyzer NATO Headquarters. Brussels, Belgium. 2018. © Carl De Keyzer | Magnum Photos

Inge Morath on NPR

NPR has published a feature on the life and work of Inge Morath to coincide with the release of a new biography. See the feature here. Read an extract of the biography on Magnum here.

Inge Morath Evening stroll. Jerez de la Frontera. 1954. (Inge Morath. Fotografien 1952-1992; page 41) ©Inge Morath/Magnum Photos © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos

Bruce Gilden on NOWNESS

In an exclusive film for NOWNESS, to mark the release of Magnum’s new online course The Art of Street Photography, Bruce Gilden hits the streets of New York. Watch the film here. Find out more about The Art of Street Photography online course here.

Bruce Gilden Man, dog, cart. New York City, USA. 1989. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos
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