Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
When the cherry blossoms come out, warm weather can’t be far behind. Today Magnum celebrates the arrival of spring with images of these distinct pink blossoms around the world, from Washington, D.C., to Japan. SAITO, Japan—Picnics on the ancient burial grounds during cherry blossom season, April 2000.
Book of the Week
by Chris Steele-Perkins
The impetus for this three-year project began when Steele - Perkins was offered a gift from his Japanese wife of the famous book by nineteenth-century master printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "36 Views of Mount Fuji". Struck by the verisimilitude of the prints as historical documents of the life of the peoples around the mountain - woodcutters, fishermen, peasants, aristocrats - as well as the beauty and spiritual aspect of the area, Steele-Perkins began to research further.
Join the Fray
Many times you don't see things, and you go for days without a good picture. That's not the fault of the world—that's a matter of your receptiveness.