The Magnum Digest: July 20, 2018

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The Magnum Digest: July 20, 2018

Susan Meiselas returns to Nicaragua as her SFMoMA retrospective opens, Martin Parr’s New Brighton work goes on show in Merseyside, and more from Magnum photographers this week

Susan Meiselas 'March of Flowers' in honor of the children and teenagers killed during the ongoing civic resistance. Participants from Monimbo. Managua, Nicaragua. 2018. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas Returns to Nicaragua

The images of the Sandinista guerrillas taken between 1978 and 1980 by Susan Meiselas have traveled around the world. Earlier in July, the photographer returned to the country to witness the citizen-led movement demanding the departure of President Ortega. See the feature, including Susan Meiselas talking about the work, on Liberation here.

Susan Meiselas at SFMoMA

Susan Meiselas’s career-spanning retrospective exhibition, Mediations, opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week. The show is on display 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 Lena on the Bally Box. Essex Junction, Vermont. USA. 1973. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Alex Majoli on Vice

Magnum’s Alex Majoli spoke to Vice about his retrospective exhibition Andante, which showed in Italy earlier this month. “Everything I’ve seen throughout my life plays a role in the way I approach my work,” he told Vice. Read the feature here.

Alex Majoli Refugees and migrants arriving on Lesbos are transferred to the Moria refugee camp where they register with authorities before being able to move on. Scene #0410. Lesbos. Greece. 2015. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr’s New Brighton

As Martin Parr‘s seminal study of New Brighton goes on show at Imagine Wirral and Liverpool Independents Biennial, not far from where it was made, The Guardian features some select images from the project, alongside those of the other photographers in the show, Ken Grant and Tom Wood. See the article here.

Martin Parr | The Last Resort New Brighton, England. 1983-85. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr for the BBC

Television viewers in the United Kingdom may have seen Martin Parr’s idents between programs on the BBC. As a new series of short video clips previews, advertising and media publication, The Drum, explores the work. Read the article here.

Martin Parr Cheerleaders, Manchester, England. BBC Ident. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

The Beat Generation

Burt Glinn‘s book, charting the social lives of the Beat movement in New York, has been featured on The Guardian. See the feature here. Learn more about Glinn’s work capturing the lives of the Beats on Magnum Photos here.

Burt Glinn Earl Bostic and his trumpet player playing chess during a break at the Blackhawk. That is the sun coming through the red and white striped window. Pretty jazzy eh, Dad? This is the end of Take One. (...)

Jonas Bendiksen at Arles

Jonas Bendiksen‘s The Last Testament, which is currently showing at Arles, has been singled out in Artlyst‘s review as one of the festival’s highlights. Read the article here. See more from The Last Testament on Magnum Photos here. Get full details about the Magnum photographers showing work at Rencontres d’Arles 2018 here.

Jonas Bendiksen Inri Cristo. INRI (born Alvaro Theiss) takes his first name from the initials of the inscription the Romans placed on the cross to spite him 2,000 years ago: Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum, or Jesus (...)