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This Summer, Magnum Photos Accepted Five Nominees to the Agency

Posted by on August 10, 2018 | Media

MALAYSIA. 2017. From "Shifting Sands", 2017- on-going. A family takes a walk and goes fishing in an area in southern Malaysia now covered with giant sand dunes. The Danga Bay area is earmarked for a massive residency and commercial development, with much of the land reclaimed. Mangroves nearby appear to have been drowned by sand. The world is running out of sand as Asia’s rapid urbanisation is driving up demand like never before.

Founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger and David Seymour, the Magnum Photos agency is one of the most prestigious in the world. To be nominated to join the agency is to become legendary. After its Annual General meeting this year, which took place this past June, Magnum Photos announced that it... More

Tyler Mitchell, 23, Unveiled as the Photographer Behind Beyoncé’s Vogue Cover Shoot

Posted by on August 6, 2018 | Media, Photographer Interviews

After weeks of speculation, 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell was unveiled as the photographer chosen by Beyoncé to shoot a cover story on her for the September 2018 issue Vogue. Mitchell is amongst the youngest photographers ever to ever shoot a cover for the publication — Irving Penn was 26 when his first image appeared on the... More

Survey Finds That Most Artists Don’t Make a Living From Their Artwork

Posted by on July 25, 2018 | Education

In a survey conducted by The Creative Independent, a publication funded by Kickstarter, over 1,000 artists answered questions about their financial wellbeing. Their answers revealed that most artists rely primarily on freelance and contract work to make an average of $20,000—$30,000 a year. Only 12% of surveyed artists listed gallery sales among their top three income... More

An Exhibition in the Bronx Highlighted Latin American Photography

Posted by on July 24, 2018 | Contests/Events

Tinkuy is a traditional dance of the Andes. Men dressed like huallatas or andean geese native to the area, danced and ran around the territory of Chahuaytire before to begin the theatrical courtship with the single women of the community. Highlands of Pisac, Perú. 2016. © Sharon Castellanos / VII Mentor Program

From July 12 through 22, residents of the Melrose neighborhood in the South Bronx were treated to the Latin American Foto Festival, an installation of photo essays by prominent Latin American photographers. The exhibition, which was sponsored by the Bronx Documentary Center, encompassed the entire neighborhood, and was hung in community gardens, on the walls... More

Enter This Prestigious Competition For Young Photojournalists by July 27

Posted by on July 20, 2018 | Contests/Events

Iraqi Special Operations Forces soldiers survey the aftermath of an ISIS suicide car bomb that managed to reach their lines in the Al Andalus neighbourhood of East Mosul.

Open to all photographers entered in a full time photography program, or under the age of 24, the Ian Parry Scholarship is a competition named after Ian Parry, an esteemed photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. Awarded for the past 28 years, this year, there... More

In “Filipinotown,” Rozette Rago Explores The Displacement Felt by Filipino Women Living in Los Angeles

Posted by on July 12, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

Rozette Rago’s big break was more monumental than most. A recent arrival to Los Angeles from the Philippines, Rago was assigned to shoot U2 for a music magazine. The band somehow saw copies of the images she took, and asked for permission to use them on U2’s marketing materials. Rago’s images photographs thus appeared on... More