The Magnum Digest: March 13, 2020
Magnum photographers cover the refugee crisis in Idlib and Edirne, Stuart Franklin profiles and photographs James Ellroy, Martin Parr shoots for Spanish Vogue, plus more this week
Stuart Franklin profiles James Ellroy
Stuart Franklin has photographed the crime writer James Ellroy as part of an ongoing project on literature and place. Franklin’s images were accompanied his text which explores the writer’s obsessions. The photographs trace the places in Los Angeles that feature within Ellroy’s personal history including his childhood home and the location where his mother was murdered when he was ten years old.
Read the feautre and see the photographs on The New York Review of Books here.
Another installment of Özmen’s work focusing on the effects of the conflict on children in Idlib has appeared in The Washington Post. Read that feature here.
Martin Parr shoots for Vogue España
An extensive fashion story for the Spanish edition of Vogue features images by Martin Parr. The styling is inspired by characters from Spanish literature, as well as traditional dress and customs. See the story in Vogue España’s February 2020 issue.
Alessandra Sanguinetti photographs girls affected by conflict
The Magnum photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti was recently in Gaza on assignment for Save the Children. She worked with several young women, exploring their experiences of life in the midst of conflict. See a piece in TIME, featuring photographs by Sanguinetti, Lynsey Addario and Esther Mbabazi, here.
LINEA exhibition on BJP
The group project by Magnum photographers exploring the USA-Mexico border, titled LINEA, features in The British Journal of Photography’s write-up of the Trump Revolution: Immigration exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center. See the piece here.
Henri Cartier-Bresson in The Guardian
The Guardian’s ‘big picture’ series this week features an image by Henri Cartier-Bresson from the coronation of George VI of England, in 1937. The images comes from the photographer’s first-ever assignment, for the French communist newspaper Ce Soir. The article recounts how the Magnum co-founder focused not on the ceremony itself but “kept his Leica trained on the crowds in Trafalgar Square”, in tune with the irreverent attitude of the paper — an approach he took forward in his future practice. See the piece here.
Book and exhibition by Life on its most influential photo essays
The BBC has published an article on the new book, Life Magazine and the Power of Photography, and an accompanying exhibition at Princeton University of the same name. The project explores the role that the American magazine played in creating “the pictures that shaped how we view a nation”, including the well-known images by Robert Capa of the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach. Read the piece here.
Women Trailblazers on CNN
A piece on CNN exploring the Trailblazers of Light project started by Yunghi Kim, recognizing women photojournalists who began their careers in the film era, features Eve Arnold — one of the first women to become a member of Magnum Photos.
Read the CNN piece here, see the full list of Trailblazers here, and view images and a text by Arnold from her book The Unretouched Woman, which featured a range of portrayals of women from across 25 years of her career, here.