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
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.
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.
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.
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.