Magnum Days: a series of events in New York with Magnum Photographers
After two years of reduced in-person activity, Magnum Photos is offering everyone the chance to share unique moments with the agency's Photographers in New York this summer.
With an exciting schedule of photography workshops, conferences, book signings and ephemeral portrait studios, everyone from photography fans to working professionals are invited to (re)immerse themselves in the world of Magnum.
Magnum Photographers and the Moving Image
Magnum Photographers and the Moving Image takes place on Saturday, June 25, at the French Institute Alliance Française’s Florence Gould Hall on East 59th Street. Billed as “a 90-minute cinematic program exploring the past, present, and future potential of photography and the moving image,” the program includes a selection of short films from photographers such as Jonas Bendiksen, Matt Black, Chien-Chi Chang, Phillip Jones Griffiths, Sohrab Hura, and Newsha Tavakolian, curated by multimedia producer Adrian Kelterborn, the former director of Magnum in Motion.
Ephemeral Portrait Studio in New York
Join Magnum Photos at our ephemeral portrait studio at the Magnum Foundation on June 26 and have your portrait made by Magnum photographers Cristina de Middel, Khalik Allah, Lindokuhle Sobewka or Sabiha Çimen.
Come alone, with friends, family or your partner, and merge into these renowned photographers’ aesthetic for a unique and unforgettable experience.
You can book your time slot with your chosen photographer by signing up below. The price for an A4 signed portrait made and chosen by the photographer is $350, or $450 for an A3 signed portrait. You will receive your print within 10 days.
Seeing Ukraine: Panel discussion on the complexities of bearing witness in Ukraine
In what ways do images made by Ukrainian and foreign photographers help others to gain a better understanding of the country and its people? Can photographs today still serve as credible witnesses to war and its horrors as they did in the twentieth century?
Susan Meiselas delivers opening remarks. Two photographers who have been working in Ukraine, Alex Majoli and Rafał Milach, will discuss their experiences on the ground and compare it to other conflicts that they have covered. They will be joined by ICP’s Fred Ritchin and artist/photographer Ira Lupu, originally from Odesa, who together curated the recent exhibition, “In Ukraine,” consisting of photographs, videos, paintings, books, and news clippings made primarily by Ukrainian artists and documentarians. They will discuss the crucial need for a larger understanding of Ukraine and its people through art and culture, not only through the lens of war.
Look at the USA: Exhibition by Peter Van Agtmael
Look at the USA, an exhibition of the work of noted documentary photographer Peter van Agtmael, will focus on the fault lines of the post-9/11 United States, at home and abroad. The 128 photographs span the period 2006-2021; they examine the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their domestic consequences–wounded soldiers and the families of the fallen. This work also explores crucial social and political issues such as nationalism, militarism, refugees, race and class, as well as the tumultuous events that led up to the January 6, 2021 storming of the U.S. Capitol. Texts accompanying each photograph address van Agtmael’s complex motivations as he took these photographs, while providing broader political and historical context. The title of the show comes from a library book van Agtmael found at Baghdad College, a prestigious high school for boys founded by American Jesuits in Iraq. The school was “an emblem of a time when the United States was known in the Middle East not for military action, but for culture and education.”
This exhibition was curated by Peter van Agtmael, Bonnie Briant, Michael Kamber, Cynthia Rivera, and Paul Stremple.