Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
International Museum Day
Tomorrow is International Museum Day. Magnum celebrates the wealth of cultural and historical museum collections around the world. PARIS—Visitors looking at The Coronation of the Emperor Napoleon I and the Crowning of the Empress Joséphine in Notre-Dame Cathedral on December 2, 1804, by Jacques-Louis David at the Louvre, 1954.
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 Struck by the verisimilitude of the prints as historical documents of the life of the peoples around the mountain - woodcutters, fishermen, peasants, aristocrats - as well as the beauty and spiritual aspect of the area,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
The photograph is completely abstracted from life, yet it looks like life. That is what has always excited me about photography.