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Eli Reed
American, b. 1946 (Member)
Featured Essays
Sep 10, 2019
Back in the sixties and seventies, if you grew, sold or smoked weed, you could be busted and locked up. High times have certainly changed. In several areas of the United States such as Colorado, Washington DC (and State), Massachusetts and California, marijuana is legal. Other states such as New York and New Jersey are gearing up to join the marijuana movement. But as it turns out, Canadians are taking... More...
May 1, 2019
John Singleton, the acclaimed American filmmaker, has passed away at the age of 51 after suffering a stroke on April 17, 2019. Singleton became the first African American - and youngest person - to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for his debut 1991 film "Boyz n the Hood." Eli Reed has documented John throughout his career. More...
Magnum News
Feb 5, 2016
Eli Reed recently sat down with American Illustration and American Photography (AI-AP) for an interview.
Read it on their website. More...
Jun 10, 2015
Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home presents the first career retrospective of Reed’s work. Consisting of over 250 images that span the full range of his subjects and his evolution as a photographer, the photographs are a visual summation of the human condition. They include examples of Reed’s early work; a broad selection of images of people from New York to California that constitutes a brilliant collective... More...
May 27, 2015
I heard of Mary Ellen Mark's passing late today with some shock and sadness. She was and is one of the foundations of true photojournalism in a time that needed her kind of important additions to what is needed to tell important stories with truth, beauty, and a healthy respect for her subjects.
They were not just subjects. Many became friends that stayed in touch with her throughout her life. The... More...