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Quarantine Conversations: Carolyn Drake & Peter van Agtmael

Carolyn Drake and Peter van Agtmael discuss the fine line between the public and private realms as well as surveillance, collective history, different truths, spirituality, relationships and the expression of love.

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The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has resulted in most Magnum photographers being restricted in their movements.

As part of a broader photographer-led response, a new series, Quarantine Conversations, will see Magnum photographers in frank, and unedited dialogues about work, current affairs, and everything in-between. The pairings for these conversations will be made by lottery, and this latest installment sees Carolyn Drake direct questions three key questions to Peter van Agtmael. Carolyn and Peter discuss the fine line between the public and private realms as well as surveillance, collective history, different truths, spirituality, relationships and the expression of love.

This video series forms part of a broader, photographer-led initiative to document the crisis. You can keep abreast of this new work on Magnum Photos’ Instagram in the form of both Instagram Stories takeovers and daily image updates. Regular curations of these new images, made by project lead Peter van Agtmael feature in our series, Diary of a Pandemic. See the latest chapter here.

Watch more Quarantine Conversations here.