Magnum Photos Event
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by Junko Ogawa


Mar 8 - May 8 2019


GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan

16, Haeundae-ro 452beon-gil, Haeundae-gu

Busan, 48089


HOME is a major collaborative project between FUJIFILM and Magnum Photos, involving 16 photographers and culminating in a five-city exhibition and photobook.

Each participating Magnum photographer was invited to explore the subject of HOME - a theme chosen for its global nature and the inherently human sentiment – in their own style and sensibility. Collectively, these sixteen visual short stories create a poetic and complex portrait of what “home” is, and of what it can be.

Exploring the notion of Home was a formidable challenge for some photographers, comfortable and experienced in documenting the lives of others – and seldom their own. To some, “home” was the place in which they lived; to others, it was a welcome and peaceful return to their childhood memories. Some chose a distanced visual approach: photographing the geographical space of their home from above or from afar. Others chose to focus on family, of past and future generations; babies being born, aging parents and teenage children leaving the nest. This global project takes us to over ten countries, travelling through the suburbs of Minneapolis to student halls of London, a childhood home in Buenos Aires to the twilight hour in Adelaide, the landscape of Cape Cod, the streets of New York’s Chinatown.

The resulting work reflects a personal response to a familiar subject that we all record photographically. Reminiscent of the legendary MoMA exhibition “The Family of Man”, the photographs highlight how dramatically the world has evolved since 1955, and with it, the notions of family, home, motherhood and fatherhood.

The project was showcased in exhibitions in New York (Milk Gallery, 2-14 March 2018), London (The Vinyl Factory, 18 – 27 May 2018), Paris (Gallery Joseph, 10-17 June 2018), Toyko (Daikanyama Hillside Forum, 21-30 July 2018), Hong Kong
(Hong Kong Arts Centre, 19-27 August 2018),
Cologne (Koeln Messe, 26-19 September) and Milan (Galvanotecnica Bugatti, 19-28 October 2018) and in a commemorative photobook designed by Stuart Smith (March 2018). Each individual project is accompanied by a behind the scenes video, providing insight into the photographers’ motivation and ambitions for their work.

In Korea the exhibition will take place at GoEun Museum of Photography in Busan, and at the same time there will be projection of feature version of the video at the Fujifilm X-Gallery in Seoul.

For further information :

GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan

Fujifilm X-Gallery, Seoul

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Join the Magnum photographer for a live discussion about her work

FUJIFILM and Magnum Photos invite you to join us for a special talk by Magnum photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti about her photographic practice and what the concept of home means to her.

Free tickets for the first 70 people to register. Registry open from Monday April 8, 2019.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 4:30PM - 7:00PM
Location: Goeun Museum of Photography
(16, Haeundae-ro 452beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea)
Langauge: English/Korean