Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: July 6, 2018

Mexico through the eyes of Magnum greats, Susan Meiselas in discussion with the New York Times, Newsha Takavolian on diversity in story telling and more in this week's Magnum Digest

Alex Webb Cotton candy. Oaxaca. Mexico. 1990. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

Mexico’s Complexity, Seen Through Magnum Lenses in Zeit Magazin

Zeit Magazin online presents a gallery conveying the visual complexity of Mexico, as seen through the lenses of such Magnum legends as David Seymour, Robert Capa, Alex Webb, Werner Bischof, Herbet List, Rene Burri and more. See the full gallery here.

Read about the role Mexico played in the development of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s practice here.

René Burri Local musician play xylophone in parking lot. Mexico City. Mexico. 1976. © René Burri | Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas on New York Times’ LensBlog

With the recent release of two books about her work, James Estrin of the New York Times speaks with Susan Meiselas about her career, from teaching elementary school in the South Bronx to documenting Nicaragua’s Sandanista revolution, breaking boundaries, and setting up the Magnum Foundation of which she remains president. Read the full interview here.

Read more on Meiselas’ practice, and work ethic here.

Susan Meiselas Wedding reception in the countryside. Santiago Nonualco. El Salvador. 1983. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

The Frenetic Lives of the Beat Generation, in Huck Magazine

Huck Magazine speak with  Tony Nourmand, publisher of the forthcoming book the beat scene, about the discovery of over 400 previously unseen negatives in Magnum photographer Burt Glinn’s archive. The photos, covering everything from coffee house poetry readings to loft parties, scuffles with reporters, and bongo recitals shed new light on one of the 20th Century’s most influential cultural movements. Read the full interview here.

Burt Glinn Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Barney Rosset in Washington Square Park. New York City. USA. 1957. © Burt Glinn | Magnum Photos

Artsy reflect on over 100 years of Coney Island’s Visual History

The famous New York holiday spot, from it’s high-end heyday through its decline and more recent regeneration, has offered fertile ground for photographers. Among the iconic images collected here by Artsy are those by Magnum’s Alex Webb and Bruce Gilden.

For more of Bruce Gilden’s work on Coney Island, click here.

Alex Webb Coney Island. New York City. USA. 1983. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

Newsha Tavakolian on National Geographic

Twelve photographers, including Magnum’s Newsha Tavakolian, discuss the importance of diversity in storytelling today. Tavakolian focuses on the pivotal need for “sensitivity and honesty towards your subject and yourself”. Read the feature here.

Newsha Tavakolian Reza Manafzadeh works on a fruit-tree farm at the edge of the salt lake, where crops are irrigated by a new method—recycled factory water brought by tanker truck. “I’m so worried about my son’s fut (...)

Next Week in London : Getting Up Close With Bruce Gilden

On July 10 Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden will be speaking at The Barbican Centre, London, about his practice and the central role physical proximity plays within it, in the latest instalment of the Magnum Photos Now lecture series.

More information and tickets here.


Bruce Gilden New York City. USA. 1986. © Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos
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