Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: October 18, 2019

Christopher Anderson photographs singer Rosalía, Martin Parr's early works feature on Dazed, escapism explored by Cristina de Middel, and more from Magnum photographers this week

Martin Parr Mayor of Todmorden's inaugural banquet. Todmorden. West Yorkshire. England. GB. 1977. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr’s Early Works on Dazed

Martin Parr’s new book, Early Works, has been featured on Dazed. The book features black and white photography made in the British Isles, as well as India and China, between 1970 and 1984. Read the Dazed feature here, and take an expanded look at the book on Magnum, here.

Martin Parr County Leitrim. Manorhamilton sheep fair. From 'A Fair Day'. Ireland. 1981. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Christopher Anderson photographs Rosalía for The New York Times Magazine

Christopher Anderson photographed Spanish popstar Rosalía, described as “Beyoncé in the Latin world”, for the The New York Times Magazine. The feature, in which the singer is interviewed about her early life and career, also explores the inspirational role her classical training in flamenco plays in her music-making. See Anderson’s photographs and read the profile, here.

Christopher Anderson Pop Star, Rosalia. Barcelona, Spain. 2019. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos

Cristina de Middel shoots for California Sunday Magazine

As part of California Sunday Magazine’s ‘Escape’ issue, residents of three of the most populous cities in the world — São Paulo, Shanghai, and Los Angeles — were interviewed about their idea of escape. See Cristina de Middel’s portraits, taken in Sao Paolo, alongside other images from the story, and their accompanying testimonies, here.

Cristina de Middel Valdir Reynaldo de Araùjo attends to neighbors and visitors at the beginning on his late night shift on a Friday. Sao Paulo. Brazil. 2019. © Cristina de Middel | Magnum Photos

Alex Majoli for Vanity Fair

Alex Majoli photographed Dior’s long-time jewelry designer Victoire Castellane and offered a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship in action at the Dior Fine Jewelry atelier in Paris, where Castellane is creative director. Read the profile and see Majoli’s images here.

Alex Majoli Dior & Venetian Heritage. Paris. France. 2019. © Alex Majoli | Magnum Photos

Alex Webb discusses his new book on Brooklyn

Brooklyn: The City Within, the new book by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, created from images taken in the New York borough over five years, has been featured on The Guardian. See photographs from the book along with the pair’s reflections on the borough and their familial roots there, on The Guardian.

Alex Webb Williamsburg. Brooklyn, NY. USA. 2016. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

Emin Özmen for Libération

Emin Özmen travelled to Akçakale, in Southern Turkey, adjacent to the Syrian border, to report on citizens who are living amidst conflict between the state and the Kurdish YPG. Read the article and see Özmen’s photographs featured in French paper Libération here.

Emin Özmen A man waves his hand in a home where a mortar landed. Akcakale, Turkey, 2019. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr’s photos of Wales on The Guardian

Coinciding with his exhibition at the National Museum Cardiff, The Guardian has interviewed Martin Parr about orchestrating “odd mini-dramas” through images he has taken in Wales over four decades. Read the interview here, and see more information about the exhibition here.

Martin Parr 'From Home and Abroad'. Snowdonia. Wales. GB. 1989. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Magnum Manifesto on BBC Radio 4 PM

Magnum Manifesto, a group publication which explores the founding and history of the Magnum Photos collective, was featured on BBC Radio 4’s PM news programme this week. Listeners in the UK can play the broadcast on-demand on the BBC’s website, here.

Magnum Manifesto is currently on show as an exhibition at the Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire, England. More information on the show can be found here.

Larry Towell A dazed man picks up a paper that was blown out of the towers after the attack of the World Trade Center, and begins to read it.. NYC. USA. 9/11/2001. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos
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