This year Magnum Photos popped a cork for its 60th anniversary, the same year that the BBC World Service will commemorate 75 years since its first broadcast by Sir John Reith in 1932. Robin Lustig, presenter for Newshour on the BBC World Service and The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4, curates Magnum as part of a joint venture between the BBC World Service and Magnum Photos, who together have a combined 135 years on the field of two centuries' conflicts.
2007 Nominees by Magnum Group
For the first time in two years Magnum Photos welcomes new nominees. Mark Power and Peter Marlow give their insight into the nomination process which is rigorous to say the least.
Inge Morath’s first trip across the United States was with none other than Henri Cartier-Bresson, from New York—through Gettysburg, Pa.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Albuquerque, N.M.—to Reno, Nev. In 1960, the two were among 18 photojournalists commissioned by Magnum to document the Nevada set of Arthur Miller’s film The Misfits. Writing in motel rooms across the continent, her images of alien landscapes and customs are accompanied for the first time in this publication with her poetically journalistic writing. Steidl, April 2006.
Magnum and Slate present children lost in their own worlds or bored out of their minds.
Quote of the Week
The noises of men die slowly but as our car rolls over the continental division we know that the waters we will drink from now on will belong to rivers that in their turn belong to the Pacific and not anymore to our grey Atlantic and the noises of animals have taken over.