Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: July 13, 2018

Where to catch Magnum photographers at European photography festivals, award wins for Jérôme Sessini and Diana Markosian, Susan Meiselas’s SFMoMA show preview, and more in the Magnum weekly update

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Alex Webb Miskito children. Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. 1992. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos at Cortona

The Cortona On The Move festival in Italy opened this week, and features exhibitions of work by Magnum photographers Jérôme SessiniNewsha TavakolianBieke Depoorter, and nominees Enri Canaj and Sim Chi Yin. Diana Markosian will also be presented with an award on July 14 for her ongoing project Santa Barbara.

More information about the work on show at Cortona here.

Sim Chi Yin A Titan II Missile in its silo at a former intercontinental ballistic missile site in Arizona, now the Titan Missile Museum. The Titan II was the largest and heaviest missile ever built by the Unit (...)

Magnum Photos at Arles

Rencontres d’Arles 2018 continues in France, featuring work by Jonas BendiksenCristina De MiddelRaymond Depardon, Paul Fusco, and a satellite show by Richard Kalvar. More information on the Magnum activity at Arles here.

Jonas Bendiksen, whose work The Last Testament is showing at the photography festival, has been named as one of Artnet‘s “5 must-see artists”. Read the Artnet round-up here. See work from The Last Testament on Magnum here.

Jonas Bendiksen Inri Cristo at the end of a prayer session in the compound chapel. INRI (born Alvaro Theiss) takes his first name from the initials of the inscription the Romans placed on the cross to spite him 2, (...)

Jérôme Sessini wins the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award

Magnum photographer Jérôme Sessini is the 2018 recipient of The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award for his project on the Opioid Crisis in the USA. The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award, supported by LaScam (société civile des auteurs multimedia) for the fourth year, is designed to help a photographer carry out an original reporting project through a €8000 endowment.

Sessini will be presented with this award at the evening show in Perpignan, during the festival Visa pour l’Image, on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

See the first instalment of Sessini’s Opioids project here. More information on the award here. We’ll be publishing the second part of this project first on Magnum Photos.

Jérôme Sessini Chillicothe was the first capital of Ohio in Ross County. United States of America. Downtown Chillicothe, Ohio. March 16, 2018. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas at SFMoMA

Susan Meiselas’s career-spanning retrospective exhibition, Mediations, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has been named as one of the Museum shows to travel for this summer by Artnet. See the full list hereMediations is at SFMoMA from July 21 to October 21, 2018. More details here.

Browse through Meiselas’s most well-known works, including Prince Street GirlsCarnival StrippersPandora’s Box, and Nicaragua, on her Magnum profile here.

Susan Meiselas Roseann on the way to Rockaway Beach. New York CIty, USA. 1978. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Players at PHotoESPAÑA 2018

The Madrid photography festival PHotoESPAÑA 2018, which includes five exhibitions curated by Magnum nominee Cristina de Middel on the theme of ‘play’, has been featured in The Guardian, who says: “In Middel’s world, play isn’t a time-wasting, puerile distraction but an essential part of creativity.” Read the article here.

Read Martin Parr’s text on Players, an exhibition he co-curated with Middel, here.

More information about PHotoESPAÑA here.

Richard Kalvar Woman looking at herself in store window. New York City, USA. 1969. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
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