Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
Queen Elizabeth II
On this day in 1952, Britain’s Princess Elizabeth awoke in Kenya to the news of her father King George VI’s death. She succeeded him on the throne as Queen Elizabeth II. Her coronation ceremony took place the following year. This year she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, her 60th year as queen. KENYA—Near Isiolo. The Treetops Hotel, where Queen Elizabeth was staying (in a tree house) on the night of her father’s death, 1965.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
Join the Fray
Life as it unfolds in front of the camera is full of so much complexity, wonder and surprise that I find it unnecessary to create new realities. There is more pleasure, for me, in things as-they-are.