The Magnum Digest: October 5, 2018
Matt Black photographs migrant farmers and their families for California Sunday, The Financial Times delves into the new book Magnum China, and more from the agency this week
Matt Black in California
Explore Matt Black’s ongoing project, The Geography of Poverty, which explores poverty and the marginalised in America on Magnum here. Read more about the migrant crisis through the perspective of Magnum photographers here.
The Financial Times feature on the new book Magnum China explores the changes in the political and societal landscapes of China through both early and recent works of Magnum photographers, including Robert Capa’s coverage of the Sino-Japanese war in 1938; Henri Cartier-Bresson’s images of the Civil War in 1948; rallies during the cultural revolution captured by Bruno Barbey; Stuart Franklin’s record of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre; Martin Parr’s photos of China during its shift toward consumerism, and Jim Goldberg’s candid shots in Beijing made last year. Subscribers can read the feature here.
Explore an ever-changing China in Patrick Zachmann’s award-winning, 30-year-long project on Magnum here. Take a look through Ian Berry’s 1998 photographs of China’s Silk Road – the ancient network of trade routes linking China to the West – here.
Behind the Scenes of The Bureau
Magnum photographers Jérôme Sessini, Patrick Zachmann, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Emin Özmen were asked to shoot behind-the-scenes of Season 4 of the critically acclaimed French political TV series Le Bureau des Légendes (The Bureau). Read an interview with the show’s creator, Eric Rochant, and take a look through the images in L’OBS here.
Wild, Wild West
Between 1979 and 2011, David Hurn spent time in America, where he explored the cactus-lined southwestern state of Arizona and recorded the daily lives of its inhabitants. Read Swiss-German newspaper Tages-Anzeiger’s feature on David Hurn’s Arizona here.
Take a look at Arizona through the eyes of David Hurn on Magnum here, where he explains the allure of the state: “[Arizona was] the exact opposite of my home country Wales. The contrasts appealed to me.”
To mark Nigeria celebrating 58 years of independence from colonialism on October 1st, Zeit Magazine published a photo story featuring the images of Magnum photographers. Take a look through photographs here.
Sim Chi Yin in the Press
New Magnum nominee Sim Chi Yin has given interviews about her practice, available to read online. Art Radar‘s article focuses on the photographer’s project exploring nuclear sites, currently on show at ICA Singapore, which closes on October 10. Read the feature here. For Object Lessons Space, Sim gave an in-depth interview about the cultural reference points that inform her photographic practice. Read the article here.
Read Magnum’s profile of the photographer here.
Magnum Photos x Create Jobs
In partnership with Create Jobs, Magnum Photos is offering a free 5-week photography course to unemployed Londoners aged 18 to 24 years. Magnum nominee, Lua Ribera, will mentor students to create images that respond to a brief developed with It’s Nice That, one of London’s top creative agencies and publishers. The works will then be exhibited at Protein Studios on November 22.
This workshop is free of charge and travel and lunch expenses will be covered. The deadline for applications is October 8. Click here to apply.
Magnum Photos Submissions 2019
Since its founding in 1947, Magnum Photos remains to be a co-operative owned agency, run and administered by its pioneering member photographers who are at the forefront of photojournalism. The public is invited to submit photographic works to be considered in order to become a “Nominee Member” of Magnum Photos. The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT January 31st 2019. Find out more and submit applications here.
Read more about the Magnum Photos process in this 30 year old letter to photographers here.