Magnum Digest

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

Bruce Davidson Backseat of a car. Brooklyn Gang. New York City, USA. 1959. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos

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.

Alec Soth USA. 2006. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

Nigeria’s Opioid Crisis

Buzzfeed News’s report on Nigeria’s opioid epidemic reveals catastrophic levels of addiction. Tragic stories of  dependency are documented by Magnum nominee Emin Özmen. See the feature here.

Emin Özmen A drug addict smokes cannabis in a makeshift tent of Tora-Bora. Tora-Bora, located on rocky areas Apo District in Abuja, it is a known drug spot. There, drug dealers and addicts meet. Abuja, Niger (...)

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.

Newsha Tavakolian "I joined YPJ about seven months ago, because I was looking for something meaningful in my life and my leader [Ocalan] showed me the way and my role in the society. We live in a world where women a (...)

Two Perspectives on The Royal Wedding

On Saturday May 19, 2018, Prince Harry of Great Britain married American actress Meghan Markle. Gueorgui Pinkhassov captured the festive atmosphere in Windsor, England. See the images on Liberation here.

Gueorgui Pinkhassov The Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Windsor, UK. March 19th, 2018. © Gueorgui Pinkhassov | Magnum Photos

Magnum nominee Matt Stuart was in amongst the crowds, capturing the celebratory scenes for TIME. See the publication’s selection of the best photos of the Royal Wedding here.

Matt Stuart On the day of the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. GB. England. London. 19th May 2018. © Matt Stuart | Magnum Photos

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).

Josef Koudelka Festival of gypsy music, Strážnice. Czechoslovakia. 1966. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos

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.

Steve McCurry Red Boy during Holi festival. Mumbai (Bombay), India. 1996. © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos

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.

Susan Meiselas Susan Meiselas, Mediations © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Abbas, Remembered

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.

Abbas After a demonstration at the Amjadiyeh Stadium in support of te Constitution and of Shapour Bakhtiar, who was appointed Prime Minister by the Shah before the left the country, a woman, believed to (...)
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