The Magnum Digest: June 29, 2018
Get the news from this year’s annual agency meeting, see the Beats as you’ve never seen them before, Martin Parr’s early black & white work in the town where it was made, and more in the weekly update from Magnum Photos
This week, new nominees and photographer statuses were announced, following the Magnum Annual General Meeting. Sohrab Hura and Lorenzo Meloni became associates, and five new nominees were announced: Sim Chi Yin (Singapore), Gregory Halpern (USA), Rafal Milach (Poland), Lua Ribeira (Spain), Lindokuhle Sobekwa (South Africa). Read the full announcement here.
The British Journal of Photography have published a feature on Sim Chi Yin, on her work investigating a hidden chapter of the Cold War in Southeast Asia. Read the story here.
Magnum Chronicles in Vice
Vice Magazine in France has published an interview with Peter van Agtmael about Magnum Chronicles: A Brief Visual History in the Time of ISIS. Agtmael, who curated the project, tells Vice: “During the attacks of November 13, I was at a restaurant in Paris, not far from the Bataclan. This is where I told myself that we had to propose a new reading of the events.”
Read the story here.
The Beat Generation in its Natural Habitat
A new book featuring Burt Glinn’s work on the Beat scene in New York has been previewed by The New York Times. The book, which features an essay by Jack Kerouac, details jazz clubs, coffee shops and bars that were central to the movement’s social scene. Read the feature here. The Beat Scene is published by Reel Art Press.
David Hurn’s ‘Swaps’ at the Martin Parr Foundation
The exhibition of David Hurn’s personal collection of photographs, built by swapping his own work with that of other photographers, has gone on show at Martin Parr’s Foundation in Bristol. It will be there until September 15. More exhibition details here.
Read about how to build an art collection through swaps in this interview with David Hurn and Martin Parr.
Martin Parr at Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
This weekend is the last opportunity to see some of Martin Parr’s early black & white work The Non-Conformists, displayed in the town in which it was created in the mid-Seventies–Hebden Bridge in the Pennines. More information about the exhibition, and about Hebden Bridge Arts Festival here.
Sohrab Hura’s Videos Reviewed
Video work, created by Sohrab Hura, using his photographs, has shown at several festivals over the past few months and has received positive reviews in the arts and cinema press. In a write-up of the 64th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Sense of Cinema said, “Matched with a high pitch score, Hura’s film is an anxiety-inducing insta-mare,” of the work The Lost Head & The Bird, which won the photographer a cash prize. See the full write-up here.
David Goldblatt: 1930 – 2018
On Monday June 25, 2018, the acclaimed South African photographer David Goldblatt died at his home in Johanesburg. He was 87 years old. The photographer documented the oppressive racial dynamics of his native South Africa during apartheid and after.
Paying his respects, Magnum photographer Mikhael Subotzky said, “David is the lodestar of South African photography, but also a towering moral and intellectual guide in person. It is hard to imagine that he is no longer with us. He was endlessly generous with his help and guidance, and his brutal honesty was a gift to all of us.”
Read the New York Times obituary here.