The Magnum Digest: May 25, 2018
Magnum photographers document life on the margins, Emin Özmen on Nigeria’s opioid crisis, Josef Koudelka is awarded the Kraszna Krausz fellowship, and more
Another Kind of Life Closes
The Barbican Centre’s blockbuster photography show Another Kind of Life closes on May 27 in London. See work from society’s margins by Magnum photographers Bruce Davidson, Alec Soth, Jim Goldberg, and Chris Steele-Perkins, alongside Danny Lyon, Paz Errazuriz, Pieter Hugo, Mary Ellen Mark, Dayanita Singh, Larry Clarke and many more before it ends. Read the Magnum interview with the show’s curator Alona Pardo here.
See the stories behind the bodies of work on display on Magnum Photos: Danny Lyon’s work documenting notorious biker gang The Outlaws; Jim Goldberg’s seminal work about marginalized youth Raised by Wolves; Bruce Davidson’s Circus; Chris Steel-Perkins’ Teds; and Alec Soth’s search for solitude – Broken Manual.
Documenting the World of ISIS
Newsha Tavakolian’s portrait of 18-year-old Torin Khairegi, who joined the fight against ISIS on the Semalka Border, Syria, featured as Photo District News’s Photo of the Day. The image was also published in Magnum Chronicles: A Brief Visual History in the Time of ISIS. Read the feature here.
Josef Koudellka Awarded Kraszna Krausz Fellowship
Magnum Photographer Josef Koudelka was awarded the Kraszna Krausz fellowship in recognition of his extraordinary work in books throughout a distinguished career.
The Kraszna-Krausz Fellowship recognises photographers whose careers exemplify the highest standards of photography book production; who have inspired creativity, created rigorous projects, and have had a lasting impact on both their fellow artists and the practice of image-making. Koudelka’s seminal books include Gypsies, The Black Triangle, and Exiles.
Previous winners are David Goldblatt (2015) and Don McCullin (2016).
We Demain x Magnum Photos
The latest issue of We Demain has been produced in collaboration with Magnum Photos, featuring work from across the Magnum archive. Buy it here.
Susan Meiselas interviewed in Huck
Huck magazine spoke to Magnum’s Susan Meiselas about her four decades spent in the photography business. “Pictures live in memory,” she tells the publication. “Pictures are out of one’s hands once they are in some form that can be reproduced. The work dwells in you in a way and you rediscover it, you rediscover links to it, and questions you have about it.” Read the feature here.
Following the death of Magnum photographer Abbas last month, The Independent has published an in-depth look at his career. Read Abbas: Magnum photographer who chronicled religions, wars and the Iranian revolution here.