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Bruno Barbey
Bruno Barbey, a 50-year Magnum veteran, is an established figure in photo-journalism, and a highly praised colorist especially for his portrayal of Morocco - his beloved birthplace. When he came to photograph Shanghai’s World Expo in 2010, we started looking together at the pictures he took 40 and 30 years ago, when China was still struggling to emerge from the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. To Read full story
Oct 14, 2017
In 2011, the CAP opened the exhibition “Jazz jour et nuit” by Guy Le Querrec in the presence of the photographer. During the reunions, new meetings, and discussions, the photographer revealed that he took more than five thousand photos in Brittany between 1965 and 1980. Since the beginning of 2012, these photographs, including icons but mostly originals, are meticulously selected for that unique pooling... More...
Sep 28, 2016
Frobisher Auditorium 2, Barbican Centre
8 December 2016

What compels photographers to record historic events? Why do they choose to engage in dangerous, difficult work? How do they stay emotionally involved, and what is their legacy today?

Join Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur, Director of Creative Content at Save the Children Jess Crombie, and writer and photographer Colin Pantall, as they... More...
Sep 28, 2016
14 November 7pm
Frobisher Auditorium 1
Barbican Centre, Silk Street

According to Martin Parr the photobook is the ‘underestimated asset in the cultural history of photography’.

To mark the launch of Magnum Photobook: A Catalogue Raisonné (Phaidon Press), join us for a discussion on the history of the photobook, between president of Magnum Photos, Martin Parr, and photobook collector, David... More...
Oct 20, 2016
"In 2009 I went to Detroit to photograph foreclosed homes and their owners. The work from this trip resulted in a book and a short documentary that included interviews with locals.

I recently returned to Detroit to find that in the past six years an additional 10,000 homes have been torn down. In the 1960s, Detroit’s population peaked at 1.8 million. Today, that number is less than 700,000. The city... More...
Oct 20, 2016
Adrano "Rocky" Rontal grew up in a troubled home, in a poor city, in a rich country. As a child, he defended his mother from an abusive, drunk father. At 11, he started breaking into homes, stealing food for his family. Moving from that to stealing cars, he was sent to California Youth Authority at 15, where he learns to be a gang member. At 17 he went to prison for killing the man who sprayed bullets... More...