Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
On April 8, 1973, the artist Pablo Picasso died at the age of 91. Today we honor his life and work. PARIS—Spanish painter Pablo Picasso in front of his painting Guernica, at its unveiling at the International World Fair held six weeks after the aerial bombing of the Basque village of Guernica. This monumental canvas would become an international symbol of the Spanish Republican cause, July 1937.
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 Struck by the verisimilitude of the prints as historical documents of the life of the peoples around the mountain - woodcutters, fishermen, peasants, aristocrats - as well as the beauty and spiritual aspect of the area,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
Photography is essentially a personal matter — a search for inner truth.