Magnum Digest

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

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Moises Saman A Sepak Takraw player stretches before a game on a court under a highway overpass in central Bangkok. Thailand. February 10, 2018. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos

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.

Susan Meiselas Rose, Room 9. A refuge in the Black Country. UK. 2016. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

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.

Jonas Bendiksen Inri Cristo at the end of a prayer session in the compound chapel. INRI (born Alvaro Theiss) takes his first name from the initials of the inscription the Romans placed on the cross to spite him 2, (...)

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.

Olivia Arthur Tina from China, Glasgow. Scotland. GB. 2017. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos

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.

Cristina de Middel On Animal Breeding. From the series: Excessocenus. (Collaboration with Bruno Morais). Mozambique. 2017. © Cristina de Middel | Magnum Photos

Excess Exposed

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.

Susan Meiselas "The Prince St. Girls". Little Italy, NYC, USA. 1975. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

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.

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