Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: March 22, 2019

What it’s like being photographed by Alec Soth, Susan Meiselas on 'Carnival Strippers', and more in the Magnum weekly round-up

Alec Soth Hanya Yanagihara. NYC, USA. 2018. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

On Being Photographed by Alec Soth

Hanya Yanagihara, who appears in Alec Soth’s latest book I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating, interviewed the photographer, and wrote about what it was like to be photographed by him in an article for T Magazine.

Read the feature here. Read Magnum’s interview with Alec Soth about his new book here.

Alec Soth Leon. Berlin, Germany. 2018. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

Alec Soth for Sunday Times Style

Alec Soth travelled to New Orleans for Sunday Times Style. Soth’s photographs, which feature models of all ages – from an infant to a man of pensioner-age – present the publication’s selection from the 2019 menswear collections. See the feature here.

Alec Soth Fashion shoot, styled by Pau Avia. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. 2019. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos
Alec Soth Fashion shoot, styled by Pau Avia. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. 2019. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

Carnival Strippers on AnOther

Susan Meiselas spoke to to AnOther Magazine about her early-career project ‘Carnival Strippers’, for which she documented the travelling “girl shows” of the 1970s. “The feminists of that period were perceiving the girl shows as exploitative institutions that should be closed down so I was actually positioned in the place of feeling these voices should be heard, they should self-define as to who they are and what their economic realities are,” she tells the publication.

Read the feature here. See more images and read more about this body of work on Magnum here. Discover more of Meiselas’ work here.

Susan Meiselas Lena after the show. Essex Junction, Vermont. USA. 1973. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Shortie on the Bally. Barton, Vermont, USA. 1974. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Magnum’s Cultural Director on BBC Front Row

Sophie Wright, Magnum’s Global Cultural Director, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s culture show Front Row to discuss the show ‘The Body Observed’, in a program that also featured British photographer David Bailey and sculptor Joseph Hillier.

Listen to this episode of Front Row here. Learn more about the curation of ‘The Body Observed’ exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art on Magnum here.

Herbert List Young man with laurel over the eyes. Athens, Greece. Circa 1936.

J-GR-LOR-0001A © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof "Zebra woman". Zurich, Switzerland. 1942. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
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