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The Magnum Digest: June 28, 2019

Martin Parr picks his funniest photos for VICE Magazine, Abbas featured in Vogue Italia’s ‘Visionaries with Viewfinders’, and more from Magnum photographers this week

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Martin Parr An Inca site situated 2,400 meters (7,875 ft) above sea level. Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", Machu Picchu probably is the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire. It is also on (...)

Martin Parr in VICE Magazine

VICE has published a career-spanning look at some of Martin Parr’s most humorous shots, shared by the photographer himself for the publication’s annual photo issue.

See the VICE feature online here. Read Martin Parr’s advice for documentary photographers on Magnum here.

Martin Parr The Leaning Tower of Pisa. From 'Small World'. Pisa. Italy. 1990. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Magnum Photographers on Vogue Italia

The late Magnum photographer Abbas has been included in Vogue Italia’s feature “Visionaries with Viewfinders”, chosen by writer and curator Simon Njami, who writes: “Despite the necessary distance one must maintain when performing such a job, besides the irony and absurdity he would denounce, he was above all a rare human being, always involved, always anxious to understand what could not be understood.”

In the same article James Wellford, an editor for National Geographic selected Magnum photographers Larry Towell and Thomas Dworzak. Wellford writes: “In the case of Ontarian Larry Towell and Bavarian Thomas Dworzak, two of the finest photographers chronicling our world, there is an extraordinary inquisitiveness and delicate engagement that thoughtfully illuminates people and ideas.”

Read the article here.

Thomas Dworzak During the night after the "revolution" bands of thugs had looted the main shops. The new "government" calls for the formation of a civil defense to guard the buildings. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. March, (...)
Abbas Film director Abbas Kiarostami on the hills surrounding the capital, where his film "Taste of Cherry", which was co-awarded the Golden Palm in Cannes 1997, was shot. Tehran, Iran. 1997. © Abbas | Magnum Photos
Larry Towell Noah Towell, who has a fever, laying in an uninstalled basement window well in the spring season. His dog Banjo is barking. Two cats and Isaac's playpen are on the front porch of the farmhouse. Lam (...)

Susan Meiselas on Vogue India

Susan Meiselas spoke about “the power of the female gaze” with Vogue India, telling the publication that the camera was her “companion”, one that allowed her to be “exposed to different cultures,” and shaped her way of thinking.

Read the Vogue India feature here. Explore Meiselas’ work on Magnum here.

Susan Meiselas Returning home. Masaya, Nicaragua. September, 1978. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Sim Chi Yin on South China Morning Post

Magnum Nominee’s Sim Chi Yin’s – One Day We’ll Understand – a body of work about the legacy of colonialism in Malaya, has been featured in the South China Morning Post. The publication spoke to the photographer about the work and its significance within the current political situation in Hong Kong.

Read the feature here. Get to know the work of Sim Chi Yin through the Magnum feature on her practice here.

Sim Chi Yin DIY prosthetic leg that the Malayan Communists used in their 41-year guerrilla war against the British and then the Malaysian state. The jungle that borders Malaysia and southern Thailand was litte (...)
Sim Chi Yin Zhang Yuzhu (b. 1931, Thailand) joined the Malayan Communist guerilla army in 1967 in southern Thailand. In the 1970s (she does not remember the exact year), she was on patrol duty when she came un (...)
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