Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: November 23, 2018

The prolific Martin Parr shoots cricket in Sri Lanka and photographs in Cannes for Gucci, Susan Meiselas is interviewed following her Deutsche Borse Foundation Prize nomination, and more from Magnum photographers this week

Martin Parr Singing Jerusalem with 'Billy the Trumpet'. England Vs Sri Lanka test match. Calle, Sri Lanka. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr at the Cricket

Martin Parr‘s career-long obsession with following the British in their leisure pursuits has taken him to Sri Lanka, where he followed the “Barmy Army” cricket supporters to England’s test match against the country’s national team. See the story on Cricket Monthly from ESPN here.


Martin Parr View of the ground from the Fort. England Vs Sri Lanka test match. Calle, Sri Lanka. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr for Gucci

Martin Parr’s campaign for Gucci’s cruise look book has enjoyed an excited welcome amongst the fashion press. Titled WORLD (The Price of Love), named after the New Order song and featuring the lyrics on the cover, the book has been featured by Hypebeast here and i-D here this week.

Martin Parr Gucci. Cruise. Cannes, France. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Gucci. Cruise. Cannes, France. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas on i-D Magazine

i-D magazine has spoken to the 2019 Deutsche Borse Foundation prize nominees, which includes Magnum member Susan Meiselas. Meiselas, who was nominated for her retrospective exhibition Mediations, tells the publication: “The notion of ‘mediation’ is about acknowledging the intervention, making the process more visible and raising questions about the practice of making photographs, and how those photographs relate to the people in them, over time.” Read the rest of the feature here. Read a Magnum interview with Meiselas about her practice here.

Susan Meiselas Sandinistas at the walls of the Esteli National Guard headquarters. Esteli. Nicaragua. 1979. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Shortie on the Bally. Barton, Vermont, USA. 1974. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Inge Morath Biography

The new Inge Morath biography by Linda Gordon [published by Prestel and Magnum Foundation], continues to feature in the press, here at POTD online, on The Observer here, and here on AnOther Magazine. Read Magnum’s excerpt from the publication here.

Inge Morath © The Inge Morath Foundation Veiled Muslim women (wives of one man) and caged cockatoos. Shiraz, Iran. 1956. © Inge Morath © The Inge Morath Foundation | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr’s guide to Northern England

As new and archival work by Martin Parr goes on show in Manchester, Huck magazine takes a pit-stop tour through Martin Parr’s photographs of the north of England. See the feature here. More information about the Manchester Art Gallery exhibition can be found here.

Martin Parr Although well priced in comparison to their competitors, these wine lodges acquired a distinctly dismal reputation with typical characteristics of a working class customer, elderly and often female (...)
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