This essay is a journey into a part of African society that is rarely represented. In Africa’s most poverty-stricken parts there exists quite a different quality of life where people are apparently disengaged from the harsh realities that surround them.
Libera Me by Alex Majoli
This story is a personal exploration of loss, separation, heaven and hell. Inspired by Pirandello's play "Six Characters in Search of an Author,” Majoli elaborates on the notion that we are all "actors of life."
This week in 1989, the Berlin Wall was torn down. Die Deutschen is a definitive portrait and history of the complex, changing German nation, which continues to undergo great transitions. The third edition was published in 1999 by Robert Delpire.
Award-Winning Work Series Part IV: The New Europeans by Jim Goldberg
The awards list for Jim Goldberg is a long one, including a Guggenheim fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in photography, but this week, Magnum and Slate highlight his most recent accolade, awarded by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson this summer. This grant is meant to facilitate the completion of a body of work that would otherwise be difficult to carry out. Goldberg started this project four years ago while photographing the 2004 summer Olympics in Greece. It tells the story of refugees, immigrants, and trafficked people from wartorn and economically devastated countries who make their new homes in Europe—in this case, Greece and the Ukraine. With this grant, Goldberg intends to travel to his subjects’ countries of origin to document the route of their migration. This project raises questions about racism and cultural persecution around the globe.
Quote of the Week
My work is based in trust. I don't work well just snapping pictures, although some people would say the opposite. I really feel like intimacy and trust are the guide to my work.