This essay is a journey into a part of African society that is rarely represented. In Africa’s most poverty-stricken parts there exists quite a different quality of life where people are apparently disengaged from the harsh realities that surround them.
Libera Me by Alex Majoli
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."
Born and raised in Sicily in 1946, Ferdinando Scianna has portrayed the culture and character of the island unlike any other photographer. His 168-page book, published 30 years ago, is considered his magnum opus and showcases a region that while steeped in religion and tradition still gently opens itself to modernity.
This week, topographically and socially diverse Oklahoma celebrates its centennial as the 46th state of our country. In this week’s Zoom In, Magnum and Slate present various aspects of the “Sooner State.”
Quote of the Week
My work is based in trust. I don't work well just snapping pictures, although some people would say the opposite. I really feel like intimacy and trust are the guide to my work.