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More from the Magnum Showcase

Last year, Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography announced a special partnership around education that sees the world’s longest-running photography magazine work with the participants of Magnum Photos’ international workshop programme to showcase selected portfolios online. Initiated in 2007 as part of Magnum’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the workshops provide opportunities for photographers at different stages in their careers to benefit from the vast experience of Magnum’s established professionals. In May 2014, Magnum ran a workshop in Reggio Emilia, Italy, led by three of its photographers: Abbas, Jonas Bendiksen and Patrick Zachmann, who each chose a participant to be featured in British Journal of Photography. [bjp_ad_slot] More than 45 photographers took part in the workshop, which offered the opportunity to explore the city photographically over a three-day period. Their work was shown as part of Fotografia Europea festival. Here, we showcase a selection of images from the three selected photographers, who also share their experiences of working with their mentors. Allan Kliger was chosen by Abbas for his photo essay, which focuses on the immigrant population in Reggio Emilia, a city that has “become a …

2014-10-23T18:13:41+00:00

The Life and Times of René Burri

René Burri, who died on the 20 October at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer, took his first picture – of the triumphant British Prime Minister Winston Churchill – at the age of 13. Tom Seymour reports. World War II was not yet a year old, and Winston Churchill was on a state visit to Burri’s native Switzerland. His picture of the British prime minister captured him in top hat and tails, standing tall and commanding as he is driven through Zurich in an open-topped car. Interviewed in BJP seven years ago (#7659), Burri told Colin Pantall: “My father was an amateur photographer. He said, ‘René, there is a very important man coming to town.’ I stood on the corner of the street and snapped as the car went by. The trees in the background are blurred because I panned the camera, as if it was a movie.” [bjp_ad_slot] Much of Burri’s life could be a movie. After studying at the Arts and Crafts school of Zurich, he worked as an assistant …

2014-11-26T22:02:08+00:00

Magnum photographer René Burri dies [update]

News has emerged of the death of 81-year-old René Burri, a photographer with Magnum Photos. The news broke this afternoon (Monday 20 October). In an email sent to members of the press the agency said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Magnum photographer René Burri who passed away today”. An official statement has not yet been released. The Swiss photographer, who began working with Magnum as an associate in 1955 and became a full member in 1959, was well known for his work in Cuba, including his iconic portraits of Che Guevara. In addition to his work in Latin America, Burri, who lived and worked between Zurich and Paris, travelled throughout Europe and the Middle East during his lengthy career, photographing artists such as Picasso, Giacometti and Le Corbusier, and contributing to publications including the Swiss magazine du, Life, Stern, Paris-Match, and The New York Times, among others. He also worked as a documentary filmmaker, participating in the creation of Magnum Films in 1965. Of Burri’s book, Impossible Reminiscences, published by Phaidon last year [2013], Martin Parr commented: “[This book]…easily demonstrates that he …

2014-11-26T23:34:00+00:00

Emerging talent in the Magnum Photos Workshop Showcase [updated]

Last year, Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography announced a special partnership around education that sees the world’s longest-running photography magazine work with the participants of Magnum Photos’ international workshop programme to showcase selected portfolios online. Initiated in 2007 as part of Magnum’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the workshops provide opportunities for photographers at different stages in their careers to benefit from the vast experience of Magnum’s established professionals. In May and June, Magnum ran workshops in Budapest, with photographers Chris Steele-Perkins and Ian Berry, and in Copenhagen, with Olivia Arthur and Jacob Aue Sobol, who each chose a participant to be featured in British Journal of Photography. Here we showcase a selection of images from the four selected photographers, who also share their experiences of working with their mentors. [bjp_ad_slot] Karina Tengberg Karina Tengberg took part in the Copenhagen workshop and was selected by Jacob Aue Sobol. Family is about the people who are closest to her, she says – her own family – but the series is also about everyday life – “taking a bath, dancing around the …

2014-08-28T12:12:32+00:00

Magnum elects Sohrab Hura as newest nominee

Magnum Photos has named Indian photographer Sohrab Hura as its latest nominee. The announcement was made following the agency’s annual general meeting, which took place in New York at the weekend. “Olivia Arthur and Susan Meiselas encouraged me to apply,” Hura told BJP on the phone earlier today. “I was a bit nervous and scared in the beginning about what it would mean to be a Magnum nominee, and to be out there in the photo world. I’ve been working on my own for a long time and I’ve been quite cut off from the photo scene, enjoying the freedom. But then I got lots of welcome emails from Magnum photographers. A lot of them told me to keep doing what I do, and to not change myself for Magnum. In fact, I’m trying to switch off from knowing that I got selected, so I can focus on my work… It feels like something to try out, to see if being part of something works for me. I’m quite excited because a lot of us [photographers] were inspired by and looked up …

2014-07-04T20:28:53+00:00

Magnum Photos Workshop Showcase: Luiz Paulo Furia

Last year, Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography announced a special partnership around education that sees the world’s longest-running photography magazine work with the participants of Magnum Photos’ international workshop programme to showcase selected portfolios online. [bjp_ad_slot] Initiated in 2007 as part of Magnum’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the workshops provide opportunities for photographers at different stages in their careers to benefit from the vast experience of Magnum’s established professionals. Recently, Magnum photographer Abbas hosted a workshop in São Paulo, Brazil. At the end of the event, he selected Luiz Paulo Furia’s portfolio to be featured in British Journal of Photography. “On the first day of my workshop, when students present a previous folio, we all marvelled at the photos Luis presented of his daughter: the love and the complicity between them were expressed in elegant compositions,” says Abbas. “He said he never took any photos besides her. I was excited at the prospect of Luis’ shoot for the workshop, but unfortunately he was caught in urgent personal matters and could not attend the workshop except on the last …

2014-05-30T15:34:45+00:00

IdeasTap and Magnum Photos announce award winners

Abbie Trayler-Smith, Souvid Datta and Lee Price have been named winners of the 2013 IdeasTap and Magnum Photos Photographic Award. Each photographer wins £5000; in addition, Datta and Price will receive paid placements with Magnum Photos in London or New York. Panos Pictures member Trayler-Smith won the 31+ age category with The Big O, a long-term personal project that looks at childhood obesity; Mumbai-born Datta won the 16 to 22 category with his series that looks at the human cost of pollution in China; and Manchester photographer Price was named winner of the 23 to 30 category for his series, Against the Order of Nature, which explores LGBT communities in Uganda.  The announcement was made last night at the Truman Brewery, off Brick Lane in east London, where an exhibition of work by all nine shortlisted photographers is on show until 25 May. [bjp_ad_slot] The award, now in its fifth year, aims to identify, showcase and celebrate emerging documentary photographers, and to help them “take their careers to the next level”. Self Publish, Be Happy founder Bruno Ceschel, who was one of the judges, said: “We were looking for projects we felt were heading …

2014-05-27T09:30:02+00:00

Magnum Photos Workshop Showcase: Takamoto Yamauchi

Last year, Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography announced a special partnership around education that sees the world’s longest-running photography magazine work with the participants of Magnum Photos’ international workshop programme to showcase selected portfolios online. [bjp_ad_slot] Initiated in 2007 as part of Magnum’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the workshops provide opportunities for photographers at different stages in their careers to benefit from the vast experience of Magnum’s established photographers. Recently, Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol hosted a workshop in Japan. At the end of the event, he selected Takamoto Yamauchi’s portfolio to be featured in British Journal of Photography. “When I look at Taka’s images from the workshop in Tokyo, I feel at home,” says the Magnum photographer. “Not because his work reminds me of my own, but because he leaves space for me as a viewer to use his images as a mirror. They do not dictate how I should feel or think, instead they ask questions and challenge me to look at myself – to use them as a reflection of my own world. Taka’s approach is irrational, naïve and playful. …

2014-05-30T15:35:22+00:00

Jim Goldberg, Mark Power and Alec Soth to host upcoming Magnum Photos workshop in New York

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“In the tradition of Magnum’s commitment to emerging photographers, this exclusive masterclass will give limited participants a rare opportunity to refine their photographic practice and sense of authorship under the guidance of Magnum’s progressive photographers,” says Magnum Photos. “The masterclass will incorporate inspirational presentations from all three Magnum photographers, portfolio critiques and an overnight shooting assignment. Critiques will be conducted amongst masterclass groups, encouraging confidence building skills and the ability to communicate projects, as well as engaging peer-to-peer feedback. Participants will work with assigned Magnum photographer and their Masterclass group to developing a realistic overnight brief; work from which will be reviewed the following day. The masterclass, which will be held on 30 June and 01 July, costs £450/$750 with applicants being chosen on the strength of their portfolios and “the perceived benefit to the photographer’s career. Apply on the Magnum website. Stay up to date with stories such as this, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

2014-05-30T15:39:19+00:00

Magnum Photos Workshop Showcase: Kiên Hoàng Lê

Last year, Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography announced a special partnership around education that sees the world’s longest-running photography magazine work with the participants of Magnum Photos’ international workshop programme to showcase selected portfolios online. [bjp_ad_slot] Initiated in 2007 as part of Magnum’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Magnum’s workshops provide opportunities for photographers at different stages in their careers to benefit from the vast experience of Magnum’s established photographers. Recently, Magnum photographer Antoine d’Agata hosted a workshop in Japan. At the end of the event, he selected Kiên Hoàng Lê’s portfolio to be featured in British Journal of Photography. We speak to Kiên Hoàng Lê about his work. BJP: What is your story about? Why did you choose this particular subject and how did you go about shooting it? Kiên Hoàng Lê: I had been travelling in Japan for about five months before I attended the workshop with Antoine. For my last month in Japan, I decided to rent a room in Tokyo and get a proper feeling for the city. I had been there before, …

2014-05-30T15:43:04+00:00

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