The Magnum x VICE Photo Issue 2015
July 7, 2015
by Magnum Photographers
Each July, VICE Media publishes a special Photo Issue of its magazine. This year, Magnum and Magnum Foundation have teamed up with VICE to make an Issue that presents a collaborative, dynamic survey of new work. Informed by photographic history and the state of the medium today, the Issue explores the cross section between photojournalism and fine art.
As the magazine goes into circulation, VICE's Photo Editor Matthew Leifheit reflects that "This year's VICE Photo Issue is a testament to the enduring power of photography to understand the stories of our lives. Produced in collaboration with Magnum Photos and their nonprofit arm, the Magnum Foundation, our goal in working with the celebrated cooperative was to showcase relevant new work by some of their venerable photographers alongside a handful of VICE's favorite new voices. In some cases we sent young photographers out on assignment together with Magnum members, other times emerging artists were influenced by the history of great photographers who have contributed to Magnum's legacy. Although the approaches to documentation are diverse, we believe both established and emerging photographers benefit from sharing pages."