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Olivia Arthur
British, b.1980 (Member)
Featured Essays
Mar 27, 2018
"This work is a tribute to the important project made by David Seymour across Europe after World War II called ‘Children of Europe’. My aim is to reflect on the contemporary issues affecting children in Europe, through the prism of what is happening in the UK.

Earlier this year I began making work in London, close to where I live, that looked at the traces of immigrant communities from the past and... More...
Mar 1, 2018
Develop your photographic practice with one of two visiting Magnum photographers

For the first time in over five years, Magnum Photos is proud to announce an exclusive workshop in Australia. Offered in partnership with the Australian Centre of Photography in Sydney, Magnum photographers Olivia Arthur and Bieke Depoorter will guide a group of participants through a 5-day programme focused on developing... More...
Oct 13, 2017
Magnum photographers Olivia Arthur and Martin Parr have been commissioned by Hull UK City of Culture to create their own, unique portrait of the evolving city.

Martin Parr has explored the rich culinary culture of Hull and Olivia Arthur, the creativity of the young people of the city. Collectively, these two series of work, on display for the first time in the exhibition Hull, Portrait of a City,... More...
Featured Essays
Aug 2, 2017
Minnesota is home to the America's largest Somali community. Despite the recently popular anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric, female community leaders have found ways to maintain their religious identity while integrating into American society.
On assignment for Pacific Standard, Olivia Arthur photographed these women who defy religious, racial and gender prejudice.

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Featured Essays
Jan 6, 2017
In India, only 10% of the female population use sanitary pads, with the vast majority using an unhygienic rag - western-branded sanitary towels still cost more than a day's grocery for most people. This fact, allied to the issue of the menstruel cycle is a taboo subject, led Arunachalam Muruganantham, a metal worker by trade, to use his innovative skills to find a more hygienic solution for the vast... More...