Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: February 11, 2022

Our fortnightly round-up of Magnum in the media, this week featuring a new documentary about Micha Bar-Am, a BBC feature about America in Crisis, a Magnum exhibition in Qatar, and more

Micha Bar Am Bedouin women taking firewood back to their camps. The Israeli/Egyptian borderline in the Sinai desert, near the town of Rafah. 1982. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos

Variety has covered the debut of a trailer for ‘1341 Frames of Love and War’, which it describes as ‘a documentary portrait of one of the world’s leading war photographers, Israel’s Micha Bar-Am’.

America in Crisis, the exhibition collaboration between Magnum and the Saatchi Gallery, London that runs until April 2022, has been featured by the BBC.

Marc Riboud Pingyao, China. 2002. © Marc Riboud | Magnum Photos
Marc Riboud Shanghai, China. 2002. © Marc Riboud | Magnum Photos

Huck has described how in December 1956 ‘Magnum Photos member Marc Riboud became one of the first Western photographers to enter communist China’ in its article ‘The transformation of China during the 20th century’.

The Observer has featured a Bruno Barbey image in its article ‘Are the students still revolting?’, which resurfaces a 1972 look-back at the student activism of the late 1960s.

Eve Arnold on the set of Becket. GB. Photo: Robert Penn. 1963.

The Sunday Times has celebrated sixty years of its Magazine in an article (paywalled) that acknowledges the contributions of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Eve Arnold.

The Peninsula (Qatar) has covered a new exhibition, ‘Magnum 65’, featuring work by the agency’s photographers and taking place at Qatar’s Katara Gallery 1. The piece quotes David Hurn and mentions the workshop he is conducting with Nikos Economopoulos to accompany the show.

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