Magnum Digest

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 Serpentine lake, London, England. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

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.

Martin Parr Hans Ulrich Obrist. Serpentine Pavillion, London, England. 2018. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

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.

Alec Soth liquor barrel. Tevassa Sherry Butt. No. 1078307. 2014. The Macallan estate. Aberlour, Craigellachie, Moray, Scotland. May 2016. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos

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.

Alex Webb Street scene. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

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.


Jonas Bendiksen Morning light seeping in under the artist’s bedroom curtains. Norway, 2018 © Jonas Bendiksen | Magnum Photos

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.

Sim Chi Yin A Titan II Missile in its silo at a former intercontinential ballistic missile site in. A Titan II Missile in its silo at a former intercontinential ballistic missile site in Arizona, now the Titan (...)

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.

Josef Koudelka 51. Crusader map mural, Kalia Junction, Dead Sea area. Structures from the British Mandate (1922-1948) and Jordanian era (1948-1967) remain in the West Bank. © Josef Koudelka | Magnum Photos

Nominee Submissions

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.

Werner Bischof International Press photographers covering the Korean War. Kaesong, South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
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