Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Long Island, New York, for the world’s first solo trans-Atlantic flight. On May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to accomplish her goal of becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Today Magnum celebrates the dream of human flight. PARIS—A worker on a plane at Charles de Gaulle Airport, 1990.
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 Struck by the verisimilitude of the prints as historical documents of the life of the peoples around the mountain - woodcutters, fishermen, peasants, aristocrats - as well as the beauty and spiritual aspect of the area,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 noises of men die slowly but as our car rolls over the continental division we know that the waters we will drink from now on will belong to rivers that in their turn belong to the Pacific and not anymore to our grey Atlantic and the noises of animals have taken over.