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.
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.
Gueorgui Pinkhassov is a different kind of street photographer, one who transforms the fixed world around him into a swirling study of color and composition. Sightwalk is Pinkhassov’s meditation on the overlooked and subtle beauty of Tokyo’s bustling streets.
Magnum photographers have had a long and colorful relationship with Life magazine, the behemoth and most influential U.S. news and picture magazine of the 20th century. This week, in recognition of the anniversary of the first issue of Life in 1936, Magnum presents a handful of images that have appeared on past covers of the legendary magazine.
Quote of the Week
I started photographing at an early age. I don’t know what impelled me most: curiosity, the magic of the picture, the hunter’s pride at bagging a bit of reality, the prospect of adventure.