This weekend marks the anniversary of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, at that time the most devastating oil spill in U.S. history. Magnum and Slate present images of the drastic cleanup efforts that followed.
ALASKA—Local fishermen help clean up the beaches, 1989.
The U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay has become a controversial flashpoint of America’s “war on terror.” Magnum Photographer Paolo Pellegrin photographed the camp and its prisoners extensively in 2006. He also documented former detainees in London, Kuwait, Bahrain and Afghanistan.
World Water Day
by Magnum Photographers
In 1992, the UN General Assembly designated March 22 as "World Water Day" to draw international attention to the critical issues concerning water scarcity and quality worldwide. Despite the apparent abundance of clean water in the US and most of the developed world, more than 1 billion people around the world lack clean, safe drinking water and more than 2.6 billion lack adequate sanitation services.
In 1993, Gilles Peress spent 3½ months in Tuzla, central Bosnia, Mostar, and Sarajevo. Witnessing and recognizing the reemerging pattern of hate and discrimination in Europe, he brings this book to the viewer as a historical document of a brutal history impossible to ignore.