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The Magnum Digest: March 25, 2018

Exhibition openings for Martin Parr, David Hurn, Paul Fusco and Philip Jones Griffiths, Matt Black on a photography podcast, book awards, and more from Magnum photographers this week

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Raymond Depardon Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia. 1997. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos

Bolivia Wins Book Award

Raymond Depardon’s book about Bolivia, created over several trips to the country, has been awarded the prize for the best photography book by La Nuit du Livre. You can see more from this series on Magnum Photos here.

Matt Black Canton has a population of 73,007 and 32.4% live below the poverty level. Downtown Canton, Ohio, USA. 2016. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos

Matt Black Podcast

Photography podcast A Small Voice featured Magnum’s Matt Black as a guest. Listen to his interview here. See Matt Black’s most recent instalment of his Geography of Poverty project on Magnum Photos here.

Martin Parr Clacton, England, GB. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

The Great British Seaside

New work by Martin Parr from a new exhibition at  The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich has been previewed by The Guardian here. Read both Martin Parr and David Hurn discuss why Britain’s beachy coasts prove such fertile ground for their work here.

Bieke Depoorter Egypt. 2013. © Bieke Depoorter | Magnum Photos

‘As It May Be’ Named Book of The Month

As It May Be, Bieke Depoorter‘s book that captures the transient yet powerful moments of fleeting interactions, has been named ‘Book of the Month’ by LFI Online. Read the write-up here. You can find Depoorter’s piece on the project on Magnum Photos here.

Inge Morath Set of 'The Misfits'. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller in their suite in Reno’s Mapes Hotel after a day’s shooting. Reno, USA. 1960. © Inge Morath | Magnum Photos

The Inge Morath Award Opens

The 2018 Inge Morath Award with the Magnum Foundation is now open for submissions. Find out about the award here and enter here.

For more on Inge Morath, W magazine has published a piece focused on the making of the film The Misfits, documented by Inge Morath. The film starred Marilyn Monroe and was written by Arthur Miller, whom Morath later married. Read the story here.

Philip Jones Griffiths Saigon, South Vietnam, Vietnam. 1967 © Philip Jones Griffiths | Magnum Photos

Remembering Philip Jones Griffiths

As a retrospective exhibition of Philip Jones Griffiths‘s work opens at T.J. Boulting gallery in London, Huck magazine presents this overview of the show. See more of Philip Jones Griffiths’s work here.

Paul Fusco Robert Kennedy funeral train. USA. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos

The Train: RFK’s Last Journey

Paul Fusco’s documentation of Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train captured the public outpouring of affection for a president that could have been but who was shot and killed during his campaign 50 years ago this year. As the work goes on show at SFMOMA, The Wall Street journal has published this review of the curation, which juxtaposes Fusco’s photographs with that of two contemporary artists. See more about RFK in this recent Magnum Photos story, which documented his campaign from the day he announced he was running for president to the public reaction to his murder.

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