In Istanbul: City of A Hundred Names, Magnum photographer Alex Webb presents a vision of Istanbul as an urban cultural center, rich with the incandescence of its past, and most of all as a border city, which is a theme he has pursued for some 30 years. The resulting body of work, some of Webb's strongest to date, conveys the frisson of a culture in transition, yet firmly rooted in a complex history. Nobel Prize winning novelist Orhan Pamuk contributes an essay to this piece.
Convention on the Rights of the Child by Magnum Group
This essay, curated by Peter Lucas and produced by Magnum In Motion in conjunction with Cyberschoolbus, begins with text that explains, "the rights of the child are human rights," and goes on, through the voices of children, to highlight what those rights are.
Richard Kalvar is a master of capturing instances of strange reality. His images conjure a broad range of emotions, but particularly humor. His book, Earthlings, which will be released in the United States in September, includes the best of his work throughout his extensive career.