Burma: Behind the Conflict by Magnum Photographers
The current conflict in Burma is just the latest symptom of a political and social disorder that has plagued the country for decades. In this essay, writer and columnist Brendan I. Koerner, whose latest book led him to an extensive research trip to Burma, comments on the background of its current troubles.
Covering Conflict by Magnum Photographers
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.
Between 1955 and 1965, Magnum photographer René Burri spent much time with Le Corbusier (1887-1965), the internationally renowned architect, painter, and city planner, capturing both the man and his designs on film. The photographs in Le Corbusier give the reader insight into the mind and life of this rare genius.