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The Magnum Digest: October 26, 2018

Martin Parr shoots fashion and talks personal style, Chris Steele-Perkins' New Londoners features in the BJP, behind the scenes on the set of The Bureau, and more from Magnum photographers this week

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Martin Parr Stella Tennant for the Sunday Times. 2018. Lowlands. Scotland. GB © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr double feature in The Sunday Times Style

Martin Parr shot the iconic British supermodel Stella Tennant in the Scottish Borders for The Sunday Times Style. To accompany the shoot, earlier in the month Parr took a time-out from shooting at London’s Frieze Art Fair to be interviewed about his path into photography, his vision, and his personal style.

Subscribers can read the interview here, and see the Tennant shoot here. A selection of Parr’s work from Frieze 2018 is available on Magnum Photos, here.

Martin Parr Stella Tennant for the Sunday Times. Lowlands. Scotland. GB. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

The New Londoners on BJP

As part of their Portrait of Humanity Award coverage British Journal of Photography spoke with Chris Steele-Perkins about his now four-year-long project, which sees him attempting to photograph Londoners hailing from every nation on earth. Steele-Perkins explained that he wanted to find a ‘different way to photograph migration.’ You can read the interview and see a selection of the work here.

More information on BJP’s Portrait of Humanity award, run in partnership with Magnum Photos, can be found here.

Chris Steele-Perkins New Londoners, From Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nickens Nkoso, partner Sabrina from Algeria and France, and children, Adam,8, and Jasmine 6. London. England. GB. 2016. © Chris Steele-Perkins | Magnum Photos

Magnum China on the BBC

The BBC’s regular In Pictures feature focused this week on Magnum’s archive of work from China, which you can see here. This coverage chimes with the recent publication of the new book Magnum China, which you can read more about the making of here.

Bruno Barbey School girls prepare for the reception of French president Georges Pompidou. In the background: Mao portrait and slogans "Long live the People's Republic of China. Long live the Union of the people (...)

Magnum photographers behind the scenes of the hit show The Bureau

Six Magnum photographers – Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Patrick Zachmann, Thomas Dworzak, Emin Ozmen, Jerome Sessini and Larry Towell – were given carte blanche access to the set of the 4thseries of French TV show, The Bureau, which focuses on the lives of elite DGSE agents. See Le Monde’s selection of images from the project here.

Jérôme Sessini Shooting of the french TV series"Le Bureau des Légendes", 4th season. French actor Mathieu Amalric. France. May 2018. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos

Stuart Franklin on the United Nations of Photography podcast

Stuart Franklin was set the challenge of explaining – in no more than five minutes – what photography means to him on this, the 26th episode, of UNP’s A Photographic Life podcast. Listen here.

Stuart Franklin Crown shyness in the 'kapur' tree (Dryobalanops aromatica), one of the dipterocarps that, as they mature in the forest, develop mutual avoidance. Kepong Forest Reserve. Malaysia. 1997. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos

Mark Power’s Good Morning, America on Creative Review

Good Morning, America is the first book in a five volume series by Mark Power. Creative Review spoke with Power about the gulf between the perceptions and realities of America, and the ongoing project in general. Subscribers can read the Creative Review piece here, and more of Power’s thoughts on the book, are available on Magnum Photos.

Mark Power From 'Postcards from America'. Barstow. The Inland Empire.

California. USA. 20.01.15 © Mark Power | Magnum Photos

American Suburb X reviews Approximate Joy

Christopher Anderson’s new book, Approximate Joy, was the subject of an in-depth review on the American online photography magazine, American Suburb X. You can read the full review here.

Christopher Anderson Street portrait. Shenzhen. China. 2017. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos

Alex Webb for the Huck x Vans partnership

Alex Webb speaks to Huck Magazine about his new book on Brooklyn street photography, and notes that the borough – with its immigrant-focused culture and history – offers “a kind of antidote to the increasingly disturbing anti-immigrant sentiment of the current administration.”

See Webb’s Brooklyn photos and read the article here.


Alex Webb Bushwick. Brooklyn, NY. USA. 2018. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos
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