Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: October 11, 2019

David Alan Harvey in the Guardian, Harry Gruyaert in The Washington Post, Magnum Streetwise reviewed, and more from Magnum photographers this week

Harry Gruyaert Bay of the Somme river in the town of Fort Mahon. Picardie, France. 1991. © Harry Gruyaert | Magnum Photos

Harry Gruyaert’s ‘Edges’ on The Washington Post

‘Edges’, a book by Harry Gruyaert published earlier this year, has been reviewed in the The Washington Post. The book explores coastlines around the world through images made over four decades. Reviewer Kenneth Dickerman describes the book as “a visual feast”. Read the full article here.

AnOther Magazine on Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling

AnOther magazine has covered the launch of the new online education course from Magnum Photos, Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling. The course sheds light on the techniques and approaches Soth uses in his photographic practice. Read the short summary on AnOther, here, and find out more about the course here.


Alec Soth Melissa, Flamingo Inn. Canada. 2005. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

David Alan Harvey in The Guardian’s ‘big picture’

David Alan Harvey’s ‘boy with balloons’ has been featured in the Guardian’s ‘The big picture’ series. The photograph – made in Santiago, Chile – also appears in Magnum Streetwise, a new book exploring street photography by Magnum photographers spanning seven-plus decades. See the image and read a short text on the photographer’s life and inspirations, on The Guardian’s site, here.

David Alan Harvey Chile. 1987. © David Alan Harvey | Magnum Photos

Creative Review on Magnum Streetwise

A review of the aforementioned book, Magnum Streetwise, has described it as “a revelatory read”. The feature, on Creative Review, explains the discipline of street photography, and offers a look at images from the book, summing it up as: “informative, visually compelling and genuinely exciting to thumb through… a substantial tome that illuminates the work of some of street photography’s masters.” See the piece here.

Constantine Manos Daytona Beach, Florida. USA. 1997. © Constantine Manos | Magnum Photos

Gregory Halpern in the Financial Times

Gregory Halpern was one of a number of photographers who were asked a series of questions – spanning their first cameras and photographic voices – in a piece which explores the approaches of a group of practitioners in the field.

Subscribers to the Financial Times can read the piece here.

Gregory Halpern USA. Los Angeles and vicinity. 2008-2015. From the project "ZZYZX". © Gregory Halpern | Magnum Photos
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