The Magnum Digest: June 22, 2018
Celebrating 20 years of PHotoEspaña, Alex Majoli photographs Sicily’s food culture, Russia through the lenses of Magnum photographers, and more in the weekly update from Magnum Photos
20 Years of PHotoEspaña
L’Oeil de la Photographie celebrates 20 years of the Spanish photography festival PHotoEspaña in an article summarising the five exhibitions curated for the event by Magnum nominee Cristina de Middel. Throughout the curation “floats a spirit of lightness,” says the feature, owing to the fact de Middel “had the freedom to invent a proposition far from ordinary.” Read the story here.
Read the Magnum interview with Cristina de Middel on her photographic practice here; and read Martin Parr on his curation for the exhibition Players here.
Alex Majoli Photographs Sicily’s Food Culture
Based at his home in Sicily, Magnum photographer Alex Majoli photographed how migrants are reshaping the Italian island’s food culture. Read the story for The Observer here.
An interview with Cristina Garcia Rodero
Spanish speakers can read an interview with Magnum photographer Cristina Garcia Rodero on ABC. Get an insight into the practice of Rodero, including her thoughts on the difference between great photography and great photographers here.
Rene Burri’s Pyramids
Ahead of the Arles show and upcoming book, Polka has published a preview of Rene Burri’s Imaginary Pyramids, a curation of his work that explores the photographer’s fascination with pyramids and the way the shape manifests in various forms. Read the feature in French here.
Bruce Davidson at Leica Germany
An exhibition celebrating Bruce Davidson being awarded the Leica Hall of Fame Award has opened at the new Leica gallery space in Wetzlar, Germany, about forty minutes’ drive north of Frankfurt. Showing until September 9, the exhibition is a retrospective of Bruce Davidson’s half-century career. Included in the exhibition are some of Davidson’s best-known and most-loved bodies of work: Brooklyn Gang, East 100th Street, Subway – and the story of Jimmy Armstrong, the dwarf-clown of the Beatty circus.
Russia by Magnum Photographers
As the World Cup continues in Russia, German newspaper Zeit published a historical look at Russia through the lenses of Magnum photographers. See the gallery, from musical performances to military parades, here. See Magnum’s gallery of football being played around the world, from prison yards to war zones, deserts, city streets and mountain sides, here.
Just Announced: Bruce Gilden Talk
Bruce Gilden will be in London this July to talk at the Barbican Centre. The event, which is part of the Barbican Centre’s Magnum Photos Now series of talks, will explore Gilden’s personal technique and the concept of ‘distance’ in portrait photography. More information and tickets via the Barbican here. Read through some of the ideas discussed at previous talks here.