The Magnum Digest: March 11, 2018
New work by Moises Saman in Bangkok, a Susan Meiselas film is released, Jonas Bendiksen wins best book award, and more from Magnum photographers this week
Just for Kicks
Moises Saman photographed the future stars of sepak takraw—a competitive sport that dominates Southeast Asia for Topic. The young athletes get their start in the streets of Bangkok and Saman’s work captured them flexing their skills in the center of the city. See the story here.
A Room of Their Own
To mark International Women’s Day, Multistory, who worked with Susan Meiselas on her project documenting the lives of women inside of a refuge in the Black Country, has released a video featuring Meiselas discussing the work. Watch the film to find out more about the project here.
The Last Testament Wins ‘Best Book’
Jonas Bendiksen‘s book featuring visual accounts and stories of seven men around the world who claim to be the second coming of Jesus Christ – The Last Testament – has been named ‘Best Photography Book’ by Pictures of the Year. See the full list of winners here. See work from The Last Testament here. You can also buy a signed copy of the book on the Magnum shop; a special limited-edition version comes with a print.
Britain’s Diverse Future
Buzzfeed News has published portraits of refugee children in London and Glasgow by Olivia Arthur. Read the article on Buzzfeed here. See more from this story on Magnum Photos here.
The British Journal of Photography has shone a spotlight on the collaborative work of Magnum nominee Cristina de Middel and photographer Bruno Morais. Read the interview with Middel, as she shares her thoughts on joining Magnum’s ranks here.
Prince Street Girls
German Newspaper Zeit has published images from Susan Meiselas‘s seminal Prince Street Girls, marking the photographer’s current retrospective in Paris. See the article online here. See more from Prince Street Girls, including a video, on Magnum Photos here.