Micha Bar-Am was filmed and interviewed only days before the war with Hezbollah. Here, he scratches the surface of his fifty-year career as he reflects upon the conflicts and anxiety around him. Filming every major conflict from Israel's foundation to the present day, Bar-Am tries to make sense of his country's history and the way it has intersected with his own dilemnas and conflicts.
In the Wake of Katrina
by Larry Towell
Between September 3-11, 2005, Magnum photographer Larry Towell and Mississippi novelist Ace Atkins set out to document the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina—the worst natural disaster in US history. Driving from Bayou La Bartre, Ala. to Grand Isle, La., they encountered the victims of the storm and the horrible imprint it had left behind. This is what they witnessed in the wake of Katrina.
Negative space occupies the area surrounding the subject of a photograph—the positive space. One is not definable without the other. This week, Magnum and Slate highlight the power of negative space in photographic composition.