The Magnum Digest: September 7, 2018
Martin Parr shoots British summer for SLEEK Magazine, a campaign to bring the Josef Koudelka documentary to DVD launches, nominee submissions open, and more from Magnum this week
Martin Parr for SLEEK Magazine
Martin Parr has shot an exclusive series on British summertime for SLEEK Magazine. Parr shot during a sunny day in London’s Hyde Park and made the below portrait of Hans Ulrich Obrist the celebrated curator and director of London’s Serpentine Gallery, itself within the park, which appears on the magazine’s cover.
Get more info, and purchase the magazine here.
Huck Magazine on The Macallan: Masters of Photography
Huck Magazine has published a feature on the collaboration between Magnum photographers and The Macallan. “[Macallan] were looking for a group of photographers who could document the build over a number of years. Magnum is strongest when the group comes together on a project – so we were the perfect fit,” Tim Paton, Commercial Director at Magnum, said of the project.
Read the Huck feature here. See more from this project, including the photographers’ own words on their work here.
Alex Webb in Feature Shoot
Alex Webb and his wife Rebecca Norris Webb spoke to Feature Shoot about their collaborative work for their book Violet Isle. “Whenever I photograph, wherever I go, I try to approach the world with as few preconceptions as possible,” Webb told the publication.
Read the feature here.
Jonas Bendiksen: Samsung, Fine Art, Every Day
Invited by Samsung to create a series of images that capture art in the everyday for The Frame, Norwegian Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen explored Scandinavia’s warm light and natural beauty near his home. You can follow Bendiksen’s Instagram, where he will be sharing an image from the series each day for the next week. Follow here.
Four Magnum photographers’ images are featured in the ‘Fine Art, Every Day’ collection, which will be available exclusively in The Frame TV’s digital art platform Art Store.
An Interview with Sim Chi Yin
2018 Magnum nominee Sim Chi Yin was interviewed by The Mackrel blog about her work. “A sense of social purpose guides me, although how that manifests itself has evolved and become more layered over time,” she said.
Read the interview here. Read more about Sim Chi Yin’s path to photography and evolving practice here.
Koudelka Shooting the Holy Land
The Film, Koudelka Shooting Holy Land is a unique and intimate look into the creative process of Josef Koudelka as never seen before. The film’s director, Gilad Baram, a young Israeli photography student, was assigned to assist Koudelka during his four-year-long project in Israel and Palestine. Baram began following the Magnum photographer with his own camera, documenting his journey through the region from which a new body of work by Koudelka, focusing on the wall built by Israel in the West Bank, would later emerge. The director is now crowdfunding to support the release the film on DVD.
Support the project here.
The process of becoming a full member of Magnum Photos take a minimum of four years. Photographers are only considered once a year, during Magnum’s Annual General Meeting in June, where one day is set aside for considering and voting on potential new members’ portfolios.
Magnum Photos accepts portfolio submissions from all international professional photographers, but most successful applications are made with the support of Magnum photographers.
Portfolio submissions are now open, and must be submitted before midnight on January 31, 2019. For more information and to submit your work, visit the submissions site here.