Magnum: Field Notes January

Field Notes January 2024, No. 124

Alex Webb, Robert Capa, Bruno BarbeyThe Strange, the Surprising,
and the Slightly Surreal
“The images often reflect the strangeness of the world, those singular moments that so often remain unseen, those moments of dislocation,” explains Alex Webb in an interview around his new photobook, Dislocations.

More on thisAll Shades of BlueDeemed the most “depressing” day of the year, this Blue Monday we shared a series of bright images from the Magnum archive that explore our fascination with the color and its many hues, from Philippe Halsman to Alec Soth. © Robert Capa / ICP / Magnum Photos 

More on thisThe Color of MemoryCarole Naggar reflects upon Bruno Barbey’s use of color in photographing Morocco, the country of his youth. “As if traveling through time, he produces serene, musical compositions pulsing with a mixture of longing, memory and emotion,” she writes. 

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Mexichrome: Photography 
and Color in Mexico

An exhibition in Mexico City explores the complex history of color photography through the work of 110 artists, including 14 Magnum photographers. On Magnum’s Instagram account, curator James Oles gives a live walkthrough of the exhibition. 

© Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos

Watch nowJonas Bendiksen’s
Crashed Satellite

Surrounded by a kaleidoscope of white butterflies, villagers from the Altai Republic in southern Siberia collect scrap from a crashed spacecraft. Through the contact sheet, Bendisken reveals how he shot the cover image for this 2006 book, Satellites

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Alessandra Sanguinetti
in Paris

Join the photographer at the Maison de l’Amérique latine in Paris on February 1 for a special conversation with Guillermina Aranciaga and Belinda Stutz from the series The Adventures of Guille and Belinda, organized by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. 


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Workshop: Make a
Book Dummy in 5 Days

Join Mark Power for a five-day workshop in Tirana, Albania this April. You will be tasked with crafting a narrative from one of your photographic projects in order to produce a zine, all under the guidance of Power and your peers. 

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