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Feb 20, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
Jazz violinist Didier Lockwood has died from a stroke on February 18, 2018, aged 62. He was a prominent figure in the French jazz scene, and part of the progressive rock/jazz fusion band Magma in the 1970s. He was known for his use of electric amplification and experimentation on the electric violin. He constantly switched between genres, and composed, among other things, concertos for violins and... More...
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Feb 20, 2018
by Raymond Depardon
Prince Henrik of Denmark born Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat died on 13 February 2018, aged 83. He was the husband and consort of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Henrik was born in the French commune of Talence to the old French family the Laborde de Monpezats. After being educated in France, he served in the French Army during Algerian War, then worked in the diplomatic service. Henrik... More...
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Feb 20, 2018
by A. Abbas
In 1976 and 1983, Abbas documented the processes behind the production of two major French newspapers Le Monde and Libération, from the newsroom to the printing press.
Since then, a revolution in information and communications technology has radically altered the print press and the journalistic process as a whole. 40 years later, one can’t help but notice that the typewriters have gone, replaced by... More...
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Feb 13, 2018
by Matt Black
Examining life in the forgotten corners of America during the first months of the Trump presidency, this latest installment from photographer Matt Black’s project The Geography of Poverty finds region after region of the US marked by the competing conditions of poverty, violence, and prejudice as well as hope, honor, and pragmatism.

From December 2016 to September 2017, Black travelled over 40,000... More...
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Feb 13, 2018
by Peter van Agtmael
Open to female veterans of the US military, the annual Ms. Armed Forces event is a beauty pageant, talent competition, test of physical strength, and measures the participants’ commitment to raising money for homeless women veterans and their children. Now in its sixth year, the pageant gives participants the opportunity to embrace the femininity they had to shed during their time in the military.... More...
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Feb 6, 2018
by Thomas Dworzak
"In 1947, just as the Iron Curtain fell across Europe, John Steinbeck, the American writer, and Robert Capa, renowned war photographer, made a six-week journey through Stalin's Russia. The following year they published A Russian Journal a book that painted a sympathetic portrait of ordinary Soviets. Seventy years on Julius Strauss, a former long-serving war correspondent, and Thomas Dworzak, the president... More...
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Feb 6, 2018
by Moises Saman
On the 16th may 1954, Swiss photographer and Magnum member Werner Bischof was tragically killed when the car he was travelling in, came off a cliff on a mountain road in the Andes, he was 38.

Peruvian-born Magnum photographer Moises Saman collaborated with Marco Bischof, Werner’s filmmaker son, to retrace Werner’s trip from the Andes to Trujillo, where the accident occurred.
For both Marco and Moises... More...
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