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Quarantine Conversations: Stuart Franklin and Alex Majoli

The pair discuss the importance of journalism in Alex's work, his book project Scene, moving outside the comfort zone to pursue experimentation, and the work taking place behind the scenes in some of Alex's best-known images

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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, the series Quarantine Conversations sees Magnum photographers in frank and unedited dialogues about work, current affairs, and everything in-between. This conversation is part of a second round of pairings, selected by lottery by Bieke Depoorter, which reversed the pool of interviewers and interviewees from the first round.

This latest installment sees Stuart Franklin ask three key questions of Alex Majoli. They discuss the importance of journalism in Alex’s work, his book project Scene and photography as a stage, moving outside the comfort zone to pursue experimentation, and the work taking place behind the scenes on Alex’s best-known shots.

You can keep abreast of new work on the crisis via Magnum Photos’ Instagram feed and see more of Magnum’s COVID-19 coverage here.

Watch more Quarantine Conversations here.