Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
It’s prom season all over the United States. Today Magnum looks at proms, balls, dances, and teenage romance in all its glory and awkwardness. BLAIR, S.C.—Senior prom, 1985.
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 Struck by the verisimilitude of the prints as historical documents of the life of the peoples around the mountain - woodcutters, fishermen, peasants, aristocrats - as well as the beauty and spiritual aspect of the area,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
I'm coming from journalism, but at the same time I'm tempted by poetry, politics, and maybe the idea of being a witness—a belief that you can still change things with the image. Sincerely, deep down inside, I believe it.