The Magnum Digest: November 22, 2019
David Hurn on the Aberfan disaster, Bruce Gilden shoots for W Magazine, Harry Gruyaert's Last Call, and more from Magnum this week
David Hurn discusses the Aberfan disaster
Spurred by the disaster’s recent dramatization in the blockbuster series, The Crown, The Telegraph spoke with David Hurn about his photographs of the Aberfan colliery land slide, which killed 116 children and 28 adults in 1966. You can read the interview on The Telegraph here, and you can see more images of the event by both Hurn and Ian Berry on Magnum, here.
Harry Gruyaert on The Guardian’s Big Picture
This week The Guardian featured Harry Gruyaert’s image, made in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, in its regular Big Picture feature. The photo is taken from Last Call, Gruyaert’s newest book, that collects his images made in the world’s airports. As the writer, Tim Adams, says, Gruyaert thinks of airports “as impromptu stage sets with a cast of players entering and exiting.” See the feature here.
Sohrab Hura in the Financial Times and the Art Newspaper
A new exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England, brings together eleven artists from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan to explore migration and borders in the region, in the context of what the Art Newspaper terms, “exacerbated nationalism in Southern Asia.” Sohrab Hura is one of those eleven artists. You can read about the show in the FT, here, and in the Art Newspaper, here.
Nanna Heitmann discusses her Siberia Work
In an interview with the British Journal of Photography, Magnum nominee Nanna Heitmann has discussed her personal project Hiding from Baba Yaga. The work saw Heitmann traveling along the Yenisei river in Siberia, photographing those who live along its isolated banks. You can read the BJP feature here, and learn more about Heitmann’s work on Magnum, here.