The Magnum Digest: October 4, 2019
Growing unrest in Hong Kong, ICE officers at work in the Pacific Northwest, youth-refugees labor in Turkey, and more from Magnum photographers this week
Chien-Chi Chang on the ground in Hong Kong
The escalating anti-government unrest and violence in Hong Kong – building around the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China – has been covered by Chien-Chi Chang. French newspaper Libération has featured this new work. You can see a selection of the images, on Libération, here.
ICE officers at work in the Pacific Northwest
Matt Black rode along with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers at work in Washington State, for a New York Times feature by McKenzie Funk. The article dwells upon the increasing utilization of big data by the agency and focuses on undocumented migrants working in the region’s fishing industries. As Funk writes in the piece’s introduction, “When the workers made eye contact, the officers nodded politely, but they said very little. For weeks, they just watched. Then the workers began to vanish.”
You can read the article, and see Black’s photographs, here.
Sohrab Hura’s project, The Levee, goes on show
Sohrab Hura’s 2016 journey along the lower Mississippi – part of Magnum photographers’ Postcards from America project – resulted in his work, The Levee: A Photographer in the American South. The project is now on show at the Cincinnati Art Museum, until February 2, 2020. The multimedia exhibition comprises an 83-picture edit in which Hura explores themes of connection, perspective and place – as well as the photographer’s hand-drawn maps, and ambient sounds.
You can find out more about the exhibition, here.
Emin Ozmen’s reportage on Syrian child refugees
As National Geographic notes, “over 3.6 million Syrians—more than 18 percent of the war-torn country’s besieged population—have fled to neighboring Turkey”. Emin Ozmen has documented the alarming numbers of young Syrian refugees forced into labour to support their families in his homeland. From dangerous factory work to agricultural toil – many school-age Syrians are turning to low-paid menial work in order to help their families survive.
You can see the feature on National Geographic, here.