Magnum Digest

The Magnum Digest: September 6, 2019

Dennis Stock's California Trip, Sohrab Hura in GUP magazine, Nanna Heitmann wins Leica Oskar Barnak award, and more from Magnum photographers this week

Dennis Stock North Hollywood. California, USA. 1968. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos

Dennis Stock’s vision of counter-culture California

Dennis Stock’s book, California Trip, was the result of his exploration of the state at the height of its countercultural heyday. From back-to-the-land hippy communes to biker gangs and anti-war protesters, Stock’s vision of the Golden State and its roadways, modernist architecture and inhabitants has been revisited by The Washington Post.

You can see the Post piece here. Artsy also covered the project – with both articles noting the forthcoming reissue of the seminal book by Anthology Editions.

You can see more images from the project and read about the work in Stock’s own words on the Magnum site here.

A selection of images from California Trip are now available as fine prints, on the Magnum Shop.

Dennis Stock Bikini on a California beach. USA. 1968. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos
Dennis Stock Couple in Novato. California, USA. 1968. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos

Sohrab Hura’s GUP cover

An image from Sohrab Hura’s new book, The Coast, is featured on the cover of the 62nd issue of photography publication GUP. The issue’s theme is ‘periphery’, and as that title suggests, it is focused on ‘what happens further away from the limelight’.

You can find out more about GUP#62, here, and about Hura’s project The Coast, here on Magnum.

Sohrab Hura | India. 2014. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr discusses Bristol’s new book festival with BJP

The British Journal of Photography have spoken to Martin Parr about his involvement in his hometown’s new photobook festival, BOP (Books on Photography). The article notes Parr’s own remarkable output of photobooks – over 100 to date – as well as his massive collection of more than 12,000, which was aquired by Tate in 2017.

To learn more about BOP Bristol, read the BJP feature here.

Martin Parr Riva del Garda. Lake Garda, Italy. 1999. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Nanna Heitmann wins Leica Oskar Barnack award

Magnum 2019 nominee Nanna Heitmann has won the Leica Oskar Barnack newcomer award for her project Baba Yaga, which documented those living along the banks of the Yenisei River, one of the longest in the world, as it runs through Siberia.

You can learn more about the award here, and read about Heitmann’s project, and her wider practice, here on Magnum.

Nanna Heitmann Biologist Nikolai Putinzov has the largest collection of insects and amphibians in the Tuva area. The biodiversity and water quality are under serious threat from Chinese companies mining gold in l (...)
Nanna Heitmann It's summer holidays. Valentin injured his head when he made a dive while bathing. In summer horseflies are a nuisance, they are everywhere. Yenisei River. Minussinsk. Russian. 2018. © Nanna Heitmann | Magnum Photos

Digital Camera World features Magnum’s online education program

The fifth instalment of Digital Camera World’s series sharing exclusive previews of Magnum’s online education program, Magnum Learn, focused on taking photographs of people – from candid street photography through to more formalised portraiture, and delves into the often-asked questions around consent.

You can see the article, here, and read an essay by Magnum’s Cultural Director – Pauline Vermare – on Magnum Photos’ long history in the street photography world, here.

The trailer for The Art of Street Photography course can be seen here.

Carolyn Drake Barbara, who is homeless and her twin brother, Patrick, who draws when he's bored, in City Park. Vallejo, CA. USA. 2017. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
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