Combining projects shot in China, Cameroon, the USA and Namibia, As Entertaining As Possible gives an insight into how images “have transformed the individual into a privileged witness to his own alienation”
The Brazilian photographer’s shocking images of Kuwait’s devastated oilfields have now been published as a book
‘The Travellers’ unearths the everyday lives of Ireland’s largest minority group.
“Photography can be a powerful way of telling a story and these photos remind us that people have been fleeing conflict and persecution throughout history,” says Tom Davies, campaign manager at Amnesty International UK. “We’re trying to engage with the public – and ultimately decision-makers – to show that forced migration is not new, [and that] how we respond is up to us.” He’s talking about the I Welcome show, a joint initiative between Amnesty International and Magnum Photos open on London’s South Bank from 07-18 December. Featuring work by nearly 20 Magnum photographers, including Moises Saman, Philip Jones Griffiths, Thomas Dworzak and David “Chim” Seymour, it presents the depressing but inescapable truth that refugees have long existed, and in doing so provides a wider context for the current, ongoing crisis. “We felt that linking up with Magnum was a good way of showing that historical context,” explains Davies. “We were aware that it was Magnum’s 70th anniversary in 2017, and that they had an amazing back-catalogue of incredible photography, so we felt that in …
“I have always been interested in exploring London, I’ve travelled around London and photographed it for years, but it took me a long time to think of what I was doing as one project because London is so disconnected,” says Philipp Ebeling. “You can pop up out of the tube and be somewhere that looks totally different, and is totally different. “There has never been a grand plan for London – there were attempts after the Second World War, and there was talk of a complete renovation a la Haussmann [who remodelled Paris in the late 18th century], but it has never come to anything. You have Harrow, which was part of the Metroland [the new area opened up by the Metropolitan tube line] then grown by a private developer, then you have the Docklands [which were transformed over the 1980s]. It’s something I very much enjoy, but which makes London a hard subject to put together.” He’s risen to the challenge with his new book, London Ends, which traces a ring around London well out of its better-known …
Even before the Brussels attacks, the poor, nondescript, seemingly innocuous Brussels district of Molenbeek had become world famous as a hotbed for Islamic State-inspired terrorism. Local photographer Hadrien Duré set out to show the normal people that still call Molenbeek their home.
Music, video and installations show how the artist’s work has expanded from pure photography
A final jury at Paris Photo selected this year’s winners: Paul Graham (Photographer), Jens Hoffmann (Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs, Jewish Museum, New York), Agnès Sire (Director, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson), Katja Stuke (Artist and Designer, BöhmKobayashi, Düsseldorf), and Thomas Zander (Gallerist). Thomas Zander said of the First PhotoBook winner: “An impressive book—you feel as though you are in the war with the photographer.” Katja Stuke said: “Libyan Sugar offers a strong combination of the personal and the documentary.” A record of Michael Christopher Brown’s life both inside and outside Libya during that year, this new photobook details is about a young man going to war for the first time and his experience of that age-old desire to get as close as possible to a conflict in order to discover something about war and something about himself, perhaps a certain definition of life and death. Brown, who is represented by Magnum Photos, worked as a freelance photojournalist for seven years prior to photographing in Libya. When he learned about developments in Libya, he felt …
Around Ai Weiwei, a new exhibition at Turin’s Camera gallery, highlights the various stages of the artistic career of Ai Weiwei, investigating not only his artistic works from his debut right up to the present day, but also his role in the cultural, social and political debate, both in China and throughout the world, exploring the genesis of Ai Weiwei as an icon of the Asiatic world.
Greg Miller’s series, We The People, started out as an assignment for Esquire in 2004 – the year in which John Kerry lost to George W Bush. He has photographed the American election ever since.