This story is a personal exploration of loss, separation, heaven and hell. Inspired by Pirandello's play "Six Characters in Search of an Author,” Majoli elaborates on the notion that we are all "actors of life."
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.
This book, published in 1989, followed Martin Parr’s acclaimed color study of the working classes of Britain in The Last Resort. This time, Parr effectively turned the camera onto his “own” middle class, examining the effects of Thatcherism on their everyday and extracurricular activities.
This week in 1945, the United Nations Organization was born as the Allies of World War II ratified the U.N. Charter at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Magnum and Slate celebrate the United Nations and all its efforts to keep peace, alleviate hunger and poverty, and provide relief.
Quote of the Week
The more I work, the more I realize that the viewer is the only actor in the creation of meaning in a picture. And I like that.