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
Magnum Photos at Cortona
The Cortona On The Move festival in Italy opened this week, and features exhibitions of work by Magnum photographers Jérôme Sessini, Newsha Tavakolian, Bieke 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.
Magnum Photos at Arles
Rencontres d’Arles 2018 continues in France, featuring work by Jonas Bendiksen, Cristina De Middel, Raymond 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.
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.
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 here. Mediations is at SFMoMA from July 21 to October 21, 2018. More details here.
Browse through Meiselas’s most well-known works, including Prince Street Girls, Carnival Strippers, Pandora’s Box, and Nicaragua, on her Magnum profile here.
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.