The Magnum Digest: September 23, 2018

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The Magnum Digest: September 23, 2018

Magnum collaborates with Climate Visuals, Carolyn Drake shoots for Garage Magazine, Martin Parr talks fashion, and more from Magnum Photos this week

Patrick Zachmann Fireman cleaning the beach. Le ManŽric, "Loire Antlantique”, France. Ecological disaster after sinking of Maltese oil tanker Erika in French waters, December 12-13, 1999. Thousands of volunteers ha (...)

Climate Visuals x Magnum Photos

Climate Visuals has collaborated with the Magnum archive on a curation of images about climate change. The ‘Climate Visuals’ project (led by Climate Outreach) is an initiative based on international social research, which offers seven, evidence-based, core principles for improved visual communication around climate change.

In addition, a growing online image library relating to climate change causes, impacts and solutions illustrates the research and principles behind the project, providing inspiration and guidance to campaigners, picture editors, journalists and communications practitioners. The website showcases these carefully selected images from partner photographic agencies and photographers, allowing users to search via a series of galleries and filters.

To find out more about the Climate Visuals project and their upcoming events you can check out their website, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Stuart Franklin The Santa Maria church. The last building left in the village of Anthochori. Megalopolis, Greece. 2007. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos

Carolyn Drake for Garage Magazine

For Garage Magazine, Carolyn Drake traveled to Sweden to photograph a rural workshop run by the co-founder of an environmental activist group.

Read the piece and see Drake’s images here.

Carolyn Drake Pictures from the fourth day of the "Home" workshop with Dougald and Anna Hine. Here's a piece of text they use to describe the course: "HOME is a school where we study the mess the world is in, no (...)

Alex Webb Captures Art in the Everyday

Four Magnum photographers were invited by Samsung to create a series of images demonstrating how photography enables them to capture art in the everyday for the new ‘Fine Art, Every Day’ collection. You can follow Alex Webb on Instagram this week, where he is sharing a series of images taken while exploring the streets of Chicago.

Magnum Photos has partnered with Samsung to create a new collection of images for The Frame. The curation of 28 images will be made available to display on the TV via Samsung’s digital art platform, Art Store.

Alex Webb Downtown. Riverwalk. Chicago, USA. 2018 © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

Martin Parr on Fashion

Martin Parr spoke to The Guardian and The Observer for their biannual fashion supplement about why he’s doing more fashion work than ever before. “I’m not copying whatever the latest trend might be. I just use my own language,” he says.

Read the feature here.

Martin Parr Lucio Vanotti. Milan Fashion Week. Italy. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

The Financial Crash: 10 Years On

A decade ago this week, the world changed as the financial crash of September 2008 hit. Ziet Online looked back at the work of Paolo Pellegrin, who captured the shock and panic on the faces of Wall Street bankers as they watched shares slide.

Read the article here.

Paolo Pellegrin New York Stock Exchange. NYC, USA. 2008. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin New York Stock Exchange. NYC, USA. 2008. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos

Vietnam, 1968

Also on Zeit Online, to mark 60 years since the Tet Offensive, a feature looks back at the work of Magnum photographer Philip Jones Griffiths, whose photographs of the Vietnam War represent one of the most thorough documents of the conflict.

See the article here. Read Magnum’s in-depth story on the Tet Offensive here.

Philip Jones Griffiths The battle for Saigon. Refugee from US Bombing. Vietnam. 1968. © Philip Jones Griffiths | Magnum Photos