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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.