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The Magnum Digest: January 18, 2019

Mikhael Subotzky shoots new work for Topic, Newsha Tavakolian’s exhibition opens to rave review, and more from Magnum photographers this week

Mikhael Subotzky Baobab trees. Botswana. 2018. © Mikhael Subotzky | Magnum Photos

Mikhael Subotzky for Topic

South African artist and photographer Mikhael Subotzky photographed a story about the mysterious life and death of Botswana’s oldest trees. See the feature on Topic here.

Learn more about Subotzky’s artistic practice on Magnum here. 

Mikhael Subotzky Chapman’s Baobab. Botswana. 2018. © Mikhael Subotzky | Magnum Photos

January’s Best Exhibitions

Newsha Tavakolian’s I know why the rebel sings has been named one of January’s best exhibitions by Polka magazine. See the feature, including other recommendations, here.

Exhibition details here.

Newsha Tavakolian Portrait of Somayyeh. Teheran. Iran. 2014. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos
Newsha Tavakolian Iranian paramilitary Baseej forces reenact the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) in the south of Tehran. Iran 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos

Bruce Davidson Prints Acquired by Telfair Museums

An anonymous donor has bequeathed a selection of work by Bruce Davidson to Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia. See more on The Guardian here.

Bruce Davidson At the end of the Selma March, crowds gather outside of the Alabama State Capitol. Montgomery, Alabama. USA. 1965. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson Brooklyn Gang. Kathy fixing her hair in a cigarette machine mirror. Coney Island, New York City, USA. 1959. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos

Danny Lyon on The New York Review of Books

Danny Lyon photographed migrants in El Paso for The New York Review of Books. Read the stories of the families struggling to establish a new life in the United States here. 

Read more about the work of Danny Lyon on Magnum here.

Danny Lyon Bus terminal. El Paso, TX, USA. December 30, 2018. © Danny Lyon | Magnum Photos

Submissions for Magnum Membership Close Soon

Once a year, in June, Magnum photographers meet to discuss the organization’s affairs, setting aside a day for looking at and voting on potential new members’ portfolios. The opportunity to submit your work for consideration by the Magnum membership closes in January. For more information and to submit your work go here.

Eve Arnold England. G.B. © Eve Arnold | Magnum Photos