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Michael Christopher Brown
American, b. 1978
Sep 21, 2016
In March 1946 all 167 residents of a small island on a remote Pacific atoll packed up their belongings and left their homes for what they were assured would be a short period during which the United States government would carry out a series of nuclear tests. 70-years later most surviving Bikini islanders have yet to set foot on the island paradise from which they were evacuated. Michael Christopher... More...
Featured Essays
Jul 12, 2016
In 2007, Kenya held their second truly open presidential election. Following the election’s result, a series of attacks from rival tribes were carried out. Instances of ethnic persecution that included rape, murder, and forced circumcision plagued Kenya’s villages for years.

By 2010 the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.), led by chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, announced plans to charge six... More...
Featured Essays
May 20, 2016
Centered around the 2011 Libyan Revolution, Libyan Sugar is a road trip through a war zone, detailed through photographs, journal entries, and written communication with family and colleagues. A record of Michael Christopher Brown’s life both inside and outside Libya during that year, the work is about a young man going to war for the first time and his experience of that age-old desire to get as close... More...
Education
Mar 2, 2016
May 9 – 13, 2016
University of Texas, Austin

Magnum Photos is proud to announce a new workshop programme at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Harry Ransom Center. We are pleased to announce that Matt Black and Alessandra Sanguinetti will be the workshop teachers in Austin. Each photographer will lead students through a focused program, outlined below.

Aimed at photographers... More...
Feb 24, 2016
Centered around the 2011 Libyan Revolution, Libyan Sugar is a road trip through a war zone, detailed through photographs, journal entries, and written communication with family and colleagues. A record of Michael Christopher Brown’s life both inside and outside Libya during that year, the work is about a young man going to war for the first time and his experience of that age-old desire to get as close... More...