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Featured Essays
Dec 11, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Since 1988 the European Parliament has been awarding the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to individuals and organisations that have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the prize, the European Parliament, together with Magnum Photos, presents a new documentary project that profiles four human rights activists from around the world.
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Featured Essays
Dec 11, 2017
by David Alan Harvey
A Haenyeo is a woman diver who gathers products for a living, and Jeju is home to the largest number of them in Korea. The women have received a considerable amount of attention around the globe. The haenyeo symbolize Jeju women – with their unyielding spirit they played a leading role booting the Jeju economy by working all over the country. Jeju Haenyeo is intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity... More...
From the Archive
Dec 11, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Johnny Hallyday, singer and icon of the "Années Yé-Yé" in France, passed away on December 5th, 2017, at the age of 74. He sold a total of 110 million records over his career, making him one of the best selling artist of all time. The first rock-star of the francophone world, his work was influenced by American musicians such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry; and he once recorded an album in Nashville,... More...
From the Archive
Dec 5, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Celebrated French writer and journalist Jean d’Ormesson died on December 5, 2017, in Neuilly-sur-Seine. He was 92. In 1973 he was admitted into the Académie Française, where he had served as Dean of the Académie since 2009. He was director of French Newspaper Le Figaro from 1974 to 1977. The prolific writer released his first novel, L’amour est un plaisir, in 1956, when he was 31. His 1971 novel, La... More...
From the Archive
Dec 4, 2017
by Magnum Photographers
Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed south of Sanaa during fighting between his supporters and their former allies, the Houthi rebels. Until recently, Saleh and the Houthi had been united in opposition to the current president, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, but last week the factions turned on each other.

Saleh had been president of Yemen from 1990 until he was deposed in 2012, during... More...
From the Archive
Dec 4, 2017
by David Hurn
From cheerleading to wild horse wrangling, Dolly Parton look-alike competitions, fraternity dances, arm-
wrestling contests and ladies only clubs with nearly-nude male dancers, Arizona Trips is the first book dedicated to Hurn’s twenty-year love affair with Arizona.

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Featured Essays
Dec 4, 2017
by Carolyn Drake
Kakuma, located in Kenya, is the largest and oldest refugee camp in the world. Established in 1991, the camp is home to 150,000 people who’ve fled their native countries of Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and more recently, South Sudan.
Inhabitants receive basic food and lodging allowances but those with better means have established small businesses... More...
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