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Exposure X7

Exposure Software Announces Exposure X7

Complete Image Editing Software for Creative Photographers

 

Exposure Software, previously known as Alien Skin Software, today announced the release of Exposure X7, the latest version of their award-winning RAW photo editor for creative photographers. Exposure is a complete standalone image editor that handles every step in a photo editing workflow. It includes plug-in support that enables Exposure’s advanced editing and creative effects in Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.  Exposure X7 includes a new masking tool that makes it easy to separate a subject from the background. Photographers draw a rough border in just a few clicks to indicate the selected area and Exposure’s intelligent algorithm creates a precise mask. The selected area can be refined at any time to adjust the mask. “The new masking tool in Exposure X7 provides a lightning fast method for precisely selecting regions in a photo,” said Finley Lee, CEO of Exposure Software. “This continues our mission to give photographers innovative tools that enable new creative possibilities.”

Exposure X7 introduces workspaces for organizing the panels needed for a particular task. This enables users to more easily focus on a specific step in their workflow. Included in Exposure are built-in layouts for culling, editing, and retouching, and photographers can easily create new workspaces customized for their needs. Additionally, Exposure adds quick navigation popovers to easily switch between workspaces or jump to other panels in this workspace. 

Exposure X7 unifies the crop and transform functions into a single easy-to-use panel. This streamlined interface enables easier modifications for simple crops as well as detailed transform adjustments. Additionally, new composition guides have been added – golden ratio, golden spiral, golden triangle, and diagonal. Defective pixel removal is now available for raw photos, to automatically detect and remove single-pixel artifacts caused by defects in a camera sensor. Photographers can adjust the removal strength to achieve the best results. 

Additional enhancements to Exposure include the following:

  • More faithful color reproduction when using custom DCP color profiles
  • Improved color fidelity with DNG files
  • Fine texture noise can be added to recover detail with aggressive noise reduction.

About Exposure

Exposure began in 2005 as a film simulation plug-in for Photoshop, and was immediately embraced by digital photographers of all genres seeking to recapture the organic look of film. Over the years, Exposure became a legend among plug-ins, and evolved into a standalone full-featured editing and organizing solution for creative photographers.

Pricing and Availability

Exposure X7 is available now from https://exposure.software for $119. Upgrade pricing is available to owners of previous versions of Exposure for $89. Additionally, anyone who purchased Exposure X6 on or after July 15, 2021 will automatically receive a free upgrade to Exposure X7.  Exposure X7 is also available in the Exposure X7 Bundle. This integrated collection combines Exposure with Exposure Software’s award-winning Blow Up and Snap Art tools to add high-quality upsizing and natural media special effects. It is available for $149. Owners of one or more of the current apps in the Exposure X7 Bundle can purchase for $99.

A 30-day fully-featured free trial of Exposure is available. Visit https://exposure.software to learn more and download the trial.

Host Requirements

Exposure X7 may be used as a standalone photo editor or as plug-ins to another program. When used as a plug-in, it requires one of the following host applications:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 or newer
  • Adobe Lightroom 6 or Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

System Requirements

Mac

  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra or newer
  • Apple M1 or Intel Core 2 processor or newer
  • Monitor with 1280 x 768 resolution or greater
  • 8GB RAM minimum, 16GB recommended
  • For GPU support, a recent (2015 or later) Metal compatible GPU with 2GB RAM is recommended

Windows

  • Windows 10 64-bit or newer
  • Intel Core 2 processor or newer
  • Monitor with 1280 x 768 resolution or greater
  • 8GB RAM minimum, 16GB recommended
  • For GPU support, a recent (2015 or later) OpenCL compatible GPU with 2GB RAM is recommended

 

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Walking In Olde Kensington, Philadelphia (2012– 2016) 
Essay by Pete Duval 

“ … Waller’s own intelligent presence suffuses these evocative photographs. The book is a layered diary, a travelogue of his wanderings—of his daily dérives—through and around the Philadelphia neighborhood where he lived for a number of years. – Fiction writer and photographer, Pete Duval (from his essay)

Olde Kensington, north of Center City Philadelphia, was predominantly a post-industrial area when photographer John Waller moved to town. Yet ominous signs of change could be seen everywhere as the neighborhood rapidly renovated and gentrified like the rest of Philadelphia. In the style of the classic flâneur of old, Waller wandered the streets recording a city in a state of flux. Permanent Drift (Daylight Books, May 25, 2021) brings together 53 of Waller’s monochrome images taken during his regular walks around the neighborhood from 2012-2016. Pete Duval contributes an essay. 

In the book’s foreword, Waller writes: “As a lone walker, muddling my way through this unfamiliar and transitional neighborhood, I set out to document my time in Olde Kensington. The sense that some invisible force seemed to be directing these walks, influencing my movements in secret, was hard to ignore. This reticent escort seemed intent on eliciting conflicting senses of adversity, apprehension, desire, and elation.” Waller’s photography explores the fragmentation of everyday life, memory, and the relationship to place. He walked his neighborhood repeatedly, without any sense of purpose, yet always keeping his mind and eyes on alert for an interesting picture. He’s attracted to the back alleys, vacant and unused spaces – the “interstitials” — rather than the main roads populated by people, shops, and restaurants. He likened the experience of his meanderings in Olde Kensington to searching for home in a place that he found both confusing and contradictory.”  

In his essay, Pete Duval explains the photobook Permanent Drift is an allusion to the French philosopher and Marxist theorist Guy Debord’s idea of le dérive (literally “drift”), “a practice for understanding, repurposing, resisting the way built environments are intended to be lived in, passed through, felt. Like Debord’s practice, essentially a form of whimsical wandering.”  

Duval comments on the photographs: “ … everywhere, forces are afoot that seek, intentionally or not, to undermine the stark utilitarian purposes of the built environment and render it beautiful. Vines and opportunistic trees well up from weedy lots to overtake houses. Facades flake and crumble. Smoke stacks of decommissioned electrical plants rust in the distance … Everywhere we encounter the inscrutable: cryptic messages and effaced signifiers, blank billboards, illegible scrawl and faded graffiti, a shroud of snow that resolves itself into a teddy bear lashed to a metal fence post. And over everything, the omnipresent shadow stencils—even more fleeting—designs approaching the abstract, diagonals on scored concrete walls, the crisscross of scaffolding, the configurations of pigeons arrested in curved flight.”

 About the Photographer:
John Waller (b. 1976) is an American photographer currently living in Massachusetts where he was born and raised. He embarked on his career in photography in 2012 upon graduation from The University Of The Arts in Philadelphia. He has self-published several photography zines, and his work has also been published in Incandescent Magazine, Save Zine, Atwood Magazine, and exhibited in group shows at Art League Rhode Island, Project Basho, Doomed Gallery, London, Texas Photographic Society, Gravy Studio, and Darkroom Gallery; where he received an honorable mention from juror Bruce Gilden. 

About the Contributor:
Pete Duval is a fiction writer and photographer. His short story collection, Rear View (Houghton Mifflin), won the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Prize, the Connecticut Book Award, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times’ Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. A second collection, The Deposition, winner of the 2020 Juniper Prize for Fiction, will be published by The University of Massachusetts Press in the spring of 2021. As a street and landscape photographer, Pete explores urban Philadelphia, where he lives, and coastal Massachusetts, where he grew up―settings that figure significantly in his writing as well.

Daylight is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine art, Daylight’s uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-large. For more information,

 

Book Details:                                                         

8 x 10 | 112 pp                                                                    

53 B&W photographs / Cloth over Board          

US $45.00 | CAN $58.99                                            

ISBN: 9781942084969 W

 

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“The power of David Gulden’s epic photographs of lions, cheetahs, leopards, and elephants lies not just in what you can see, but in what you know lies beyond the image’s edge. The lion on the termite mound, the cheetah with her eyes narrowed, the elephants crossing the mudflat—all are looking at a far horizon. Whether in fear or expectation, or simply in watchfulness, we know that their gaze will fall increasingly on people, plastic, and pollution, the poisons of the modern world.” 

— Fiammetta Rocco, senior editor, and the culture correspondent of both The Economist and 1843

Photographer and environmentalist David Gulden’s connection to the land and wildlife of Kenya began when he was 15 and traveled with his father on safari. This connection grew to advocacy, and the 66 black and white photographs collected in his second monograph, Nor Dread, Nor Hope Attend  (Damiani), reflect this commitment to relaying the truth of the impacts of declining habitats, while simultaneously showing the fierce beauty of both the animals of the African plains, and the expansive landscape itself.  

Gulden’s process signals his respect for the animals and their daily life he witnesses. The large format images are presented with no digital alterations, such as compositing or changes to the physical reality of the images. When taking photos, Gulden moves as close as possible with half the images taken with a 50 mm lens. He trusts the natural world to deliver.  “When I photograph, I succumb to the beauty and to the science of the subject. I do not wish to create images purporting to be more beautiful than the reality being photographed. I do not try to make the old look new. I wish to show the timelessness of my subjects.” 

Gulden spends a considerable amount of time out in the wild, waiting and watching, and feels this patience combined with curiosity contributes to setting his work apart. “As a photographer I do not consider myself an artist. It is not art that I am making, but life that I am engaging. The only art I employ is the art of curiosity,” he shares. 

The notable Kenyan paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard E. Leakey has campaigned for years advocating mindful management of East African land. In the book’s afterword he notes the continuing troubling trend of human and animal populations moving in opposite directions in Kenya, and the very real potential reality that the animals held within the frame of Gulden’s photographs may one day soon disappear.  

“Can there be a future for wildlife under these circumstances? I am not optimistic. Environmental awareness is so much more than elephants, hedgehogs, and vultures; it’s more than national parks. The biologists, ecologists, and other scientific experts must be encouraged and facilitated in finding long- term solutions,” he writes.

The notable Kenyan paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard E. Leakey has campaigned for years advocating mindful management of East African land. In the book’s afterword he notes the continuing troubling trend of human and animal populations moving in opposite directions in Kenya, and the very real potential reality that the animals held within the frame of Gulden’s photographs may one day soon disappear. 

“Can there be a future for wildlife under these circumstances? I am not optimistic. Environmental awareness is so much more than elephants, hedgehogs, and vultures; it’s more than national parks. The biologists, ecologists, and other scientific experts must be encouraged and facilitated in finding long- term solutions,” he writes.

Earth Day

This year’s theme for Earth Day (April 22) is “Restore Our Earth.” Gulden calls his book a collection of “concerned photography” reflecting the fragments of “what is left of the wilderness I know in Kenya.” In a recent interview with the Independent about the disintegrating relationship between environmental destruction and wildlife, he commented: “Only by tackling the illegal trade of wildlife and taking greater care of flora and fauna can we secure their future. We must act now – for people and our planet.”  

All proceeds from this book will be donated to Space for Giants, a nonprofit foundation working to secure the future of the African elephant. www.spaceforgiants.org.  

David Gulden has photographed wildlife in Kenya for 20 years. A native New Yorker, he first visited Kenya on safari at age 15. His first book of photos from the African plains, The Centre Cannot Hold, was published in 2012 and received widespread acclaim. He and his family split time between New York and Kenya. 

Richard E. Leakey is a Kenyan anthropologist, conservationist, and politician. The son of groundbreaking archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey, he is an outspoken environmental advocate, Fellow of the Royal Society, Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University, former Chair of the Kenya Wildlife Service, and founder of Ngaren: The Museum of Humankind project.  

Fiammetta Rocco is a Senior Editor, and the culture correspondent of both The Economist and 1843, and administrator of the Booker Prize for Fiction.

 

Book Details:    
Hardcover / 152 pages / 13 x 12.25 inches                                               

ISBN- 9788862087193                                                           

152 pages /. 67 illustrations / $70 US                                          

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Une grande quantité de données numériques est générée chaque année, une tendance qui ne faiblit pas selon les chiffres de l’IDC.

Bien que cette technologie puisse paraitre parfois obsolète, le support optique est en réalité le plus adapté à la conservation des données à long terme. Dans la mesure où l’utilisateur enregistre des données saines, sans virus, et que les media sont eux-mêmes conservés en sécurité, les informations gravées sont préservées dans leur intégrité. Tout le monde en fait l’expérience. Du particulier à la grande entreprise, il y a des données dont nous avons besoin en accès permanent, d’autres qui ne sont pas utilisées constamment et puis celles que nous devons garder absolument. Ces dernières peuvent être les photos familiales ou des documents nécessitant une conservation légale. En effet, les entreprises sont tenues de conserver certaines données pendant plusieurs années afin de se conformer à la législation et à la réglementation. D’autres veulent les conserver pour leurs archives. Les disques optiques restent le meilleur format pour stocker des fichiers importants à long terme. Ils sont très fiables, durent jusqu’à 100 ans et sont peu coûteux. Ils demeurent le support idéal pour l’archivage de documents précieux. Les agences gouvernementales mondiales le pensent également. Un rapport récent de Marketwatch indique qu’en raison d’une plus grande sensibilité pour la sécurité des données, l’utilisation de lecteurs de disques optiques pour l’enregistrement et le stockage de données importantes augmente. Cela explique la pérennité des ventes de supports et matériels optiques de nouvelle génération, qui s’améliorent constamment en termes de fiabilité et de capacité, ce qui les rend idéaux pour le stockage de données à froid. 

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Avec l’augmentation de la puissance des capteurs, la capacité et la vitesse de stockage deviennent les éléments de choix principaux pour les photographes et les vidéastes. Comment voyez-vous cette évolution ?

L’augmentation des définitions, la qualité des capteurs et leur corollaire, le traitement logiciel nécessitent des cartes toujours plus rapides et des capacités toujours plus grandes. Les améliorations, les évolutions sont constantes et nous devons suivre les exigences techniques requises pour assurer la fluidité et le bon déroulement des opérations. Nous aurions tendance à penser qu’il y aura toujours des évolutions !

Quelles sont les principales qualités de vos cartes ?

Avec notre gamme Premium nous offrons un très bon rapport qualité-prix. Nous sommes compétitifs sur ce marché orienté grand public. Nos cartes Pro et Pro+ répondent aux besoins du segment plus exigeant des amateurs et des professionnels. Comme avec toutes les familles de produits que nous commercialisons, nous répondons aux besoins de tous, ce qui fait de nous une belle alternative.

Quelle est votre stratégie marketing, et développez-vous des partenariats avec des grandes marques d’appareils photo ?

Nous voulons coopérer avec tous les fabricants, nous ne nous focalisons pas sur un univers en particulier. Comme évoqué plus haut, notre but est de proposer la plus large variété de produits pour tous les usages. A cet effet, nous recherchons la plus grande compatibilité et une haute qualité au prix le plus juste.

Disques durs et clés USB

Les nouvelles applications de traitement d’images sont de plus en plus gourmandes en ressources et taille. Les disques SSD deviendront-ils, ou sont-ils déjà l’unique solution ?

Non, les SSD procurent de grands avantages en terme de vitesse de traitement pour l’édition de photos et de vidéos, mais les disques durs restent incontournables pour les très gros fichiers. Cela le restera tant que le prix au gigaoctet pour un SSD ne se rapprochera pas du prix du gigaoctet d’un disque dur. Cela arrivera un jour, la tendance dans cette direction est claire mais il est difficile de pronostiquer précisément quand la bascule se produira. En complément, nous conseillons fortement à ceux qui tiennent à leurs données de mixer les types de sauvegardes qui ont chacune leurs faiblesses. Multiplier les sauvegardes, neutralise les risques.

Où sont fabriqués vos disques SSD ?

Nous utilisons les capacités de production de nos fournisseurs en Asie ainsi que les nôtres partiellement.

Quelle est votre recommandation pour des photographes et vidéastes voyageurs ?

Nous recommanderions nos SSD externes, rapides et fiables, de 1To. C’est le produit idéal, léger, petit, rapide et résistant qui permet de sauvegarder ou partager les photos ou vidéos en voyage. De plus, il ne faudrait pas négliger la sécurité. Une solution chiffrée garantit que vos productions vous restent accessibles… pour vous-même ! Une bonne idée est de compléter avec un Hub permettant de pouvoir connecter différents accessoires à votre portable.

La sécurité des données et un point crucial pour le choix d’un support. Qu’apportez-vous sur ce point précis ?

La sécurité des données, chez Verbatim, est une priorité. Nous appuyons nos solutions sécurité sur l’algorithme AES-256 qui n’a jamais été craqué jusqu’à présent. Nos produits sécurisés, disques durs, SSD, clés USB ou boîtiers pour disques durs sont protégés par des claviers, par un lecteur d’empreinte digitale ou par un logiciel à mot de passe. Aussi longtemps que les mots de passe (ou vos empreintes !) ne sont pas accessibles aux personnes malintentionnées, vos données seront protégées.

Pour terminer, les CD et DVD ont longtemps été vos produits principaux. Avez-vous souffert de la baisse incroyable de ce marché, et comment voyez-vous votre futur ?

Vous avez raison, le marché baisse régulièrement. Cependant, la demande spécifique pour les marchés professionnels est dynamique. Le besoin pour l’archivage et les utilisations dites de « données froides » sont en progression. Les données froides sont celles dont vous n’avez pas le besoin pour un accès permanent. Les fichiers doivent être accessibles en cas de nécessité (archives d’entreprise, d’organisations, datacenters etc). Pour les photographes et vidéastes, la stratégie de stockage pourrait se calquer sur ce que font les grandes entreprises : Ce qui doit être accessible régulièrement (jour, semaine, mois), peut être stocké sur SSD et HDD. Puis, ce qui doit être sauvegardé ET archivé devrait être gravé régulièrement sur média optique (CD-DVD-BDR). Ces produits permettent un archivage de très long terme, nous avons des produits qui vont au-delà des 100 ans (testé en laboratoire). Leur grand avantage est que ce ne sont pas des produits qui craignent les chocs électriques ou la casse mécanique. Stockés correctement (lumière, humidité), ils sont la solution parfaite pour l’archivage à long terme et la protection de vos créations.

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Essay by Colin Westerbeck
Foreword by Casey Woods
Preface by Donald Graham
Edited by David Fahey

HATJE CANTZ / SPRING 2021 

“My portraits are about honest moments that display qualities of the human character including wisdom and sensitivity, peace and vulnerability, both joy and tragedy. I seek to make portraits that are driven by one’s inner dialog. I’m not interested in poses or performances for the benefit of the camera. I’m interested in what a person is like when they are their most authentic.” 

 – Donald Graham

Authenticity, honesty, and trust characterize Donald Graham’s portraits. They are not simply photographic recordings. Looking at them is like seeing human beings in the flesh, revealed to us by Graham with his virtuoso technique and sensibilities. His exquisite, strongly contrasting black-and-white photographs are evidence of attitude, rather than studied gestures. Eyes and faces are not model-like masks; instead, they express the unique nature of those portrayed. Inevitably, viewers find themselves in a dialogue with the images. You wonder about the stories behind these faces; though unfamiliar, they are nevertheless an emotional experience. 

One of a Kind (Hatje Cantz, April 2021), the first comprehensive monograph by internationally renowned photographer Donald Graham, brings together over 100 of his brilliant portraits spanning a wide cultural and social spectrum. Made in India, Tibet, Jamaica, Mali, Europe and throughout the United States, there is a unique story in every face, punctuated by combinations of strength and vulnerability. Graham writes: “These portraits come from a desire to honor the beauty of uniqueness, character, and imperfection while remaining sensitive to the pain of the human experience. Every life is one of a kind, never to be repeated. These are tough stories told with grace.” Reproduced in a four-color process, the printed photographs seem almost tangible, fully revealing Graham’s outstanding oeuvre.

 

One of a Kind began more than 30 years ago when Graham decided to make a portrait of his mother. She had Multiple Sclerosis, compounded by a severe stroke. Her body was ravaged, and she could barely speak, yet she lived with a gracefulness, an inner peace, and a smile that inspired her son. He took a photograph of her that “revealed who I knew her to be and honored the complexity of her situation. Her portrait began this series of photographs. It became the standard by which I judged all subsequent photographs I made.”

In his illuminating essay, noted curator, writer, and educator Colin Westerbeck writes eloquently on Graham’s portrait of his mother, as well as other subjects, including the largest single community from which subjects for One of a Kind were drawn: Taos, New Mexico. “In part the attraction of Taos was its history as a haven for artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Paul Strand in the pre-war era … More importantly for Graham, the attraction was that, as he puts it, ‘Taos has three separate cultures; you have an Anglo-American culture, a Spanish-American culture, and a Native American culture … I wanted to photograph all three cultures.’ Most important was that the culture of Taos also provided Graham with a very special chance for his photographs to be made in the service of a charitable cause … ‘Non-Violence Works.’ Along with counseling, guidance, mentoring and gang resistance for youth at risk, the organization offers domestic violence rehabilitation … Over ten years, Graham photographed more than 500 local people, from gardeners to senators.”

While the focus of the book is everyday people, One of a Kind also presents a selection of less common citizens, among them:  performers Aidan Quinn, Snoop Dogg and Lenny Kravitz, photographer Gordon Parks, writer James Elroy and, from the George W. Bush presidency, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Dan Quayle.

In an era of divisiveness, One of A Kind is a story in photographs of the great diversity that we find in this world, told in a way that recognizes the common struggles and triumphs that we each experience.

The book is edited by the renowned Los Angeles Gallerist and Curator David Fahey.

About the Photographer

Donald Graham is an internationally recognized portrait, fashion, and fine art photographer. His work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the International Center of Photography. His photographs have appeared in over 400 publications, he has done advertising campaigns for numerous Fortune 500 companies and Graham’s photographs have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Munich. Graham began his career in Paris as a fashion photographer. He then shifted his work to New York and Los Angeles where he broadened his photography to include portraiture for the movie, music, magazine, and advertising industries and began devoting significant time to fine-art. During his career, Graham has expanded his unique point of view with extensive travels through Europe, India, Tibet, Africa, and southeast Asia. He has received awards from Nikon, Hassleblad, Communication Arts, the American Society of Magazine Photographers, among others.  

Book Details:

Hardcover, 10 x 13 in.
224 pgs / 100 color.
ISBN 9783775746915
List Price: $95.00 CDN $133.00

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March 22nd -March 28th

Dennis Stock Audrey Hepburn during the filming of “Sabrina”, directed by Billy Wilder. Long Island, New York, USA. 1954. © Dennis Stock | Magnum Photos

Celebrating the unpredictability of life, the curation of the Magnum’s Square Print Sale explores the happy accidents and unusual turns of events that lead to memorable images.

The Magnum Square Print Sale will take place on the Magnum Photos Shop:  www. magnumphotos.com/shop

 

 

From its earliest days, photography has been associated with the unexpected: documentation of under-explored issues, reporting of events unfurling in far-flung locations, or single frames capturing split seconds of levity.

Over more than seven decades, Magnum photographers have reported on and witnessed events around the world which changed societies, nations, and peoples in unpredictable ways. Stuart Franklin’s image of an unarmed man stepping in front of a tank during the 1989 government crackdown on student protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square was an “unexpected act of defiance”. Paul Fusco’s series of images taken from the moving train that bore RFK’s body across the United States created a candid portrait of that nation’s inhabitants at a moment in American history. The work also saw him experimenting with the practical limits of his photography. Raymond Depardon’s photograph of a youth sat astride the Berlin Wall on November 11, 1989 embodies the end of an historical era. Susan Meiselas, covering the 1979 Sandanista revolution in Nicaragua, photographed Pablo ‘Bareta’ Arauz launching a molotov cocktail at a National Guard HQ. This image became an unexpected symbol of revolution, which resonated with a generation and has been reproduced on t-shirts, matchbooks, murals and magazines across the world.

Some images are in themselves surreal, toying with the machinery of the medium or manipulating light and framing to create surprising abstractions. In René Burri’s image, wilting lotus flowers mirrored in Beijing’s Kunming Lake become abstract black scrawls more reminiscent of charcoal on paper than of a photograph. Colby Deal’s image of a silhouette seen through an erratically spray-painted window confuses the viewer. Fellow 2020 nominee Yael Martinez chose an image from his project Firefly, in which he pricked photographs with a pin to allow dots of light to intervene upon the images. Werner Bischof’s cascading snail- shells recall the words of his famed tutor Hans Fisler: “Bischof’s endeavour is to isolate law and regularity from the apparent chaos of the accidental.” Cristina de Middel’s image — from her series The Afronauts — experiments with recreating a little known historical space program, utilizing costume and staging to flex the limits of what ‘documentary’ photography can be.

Sometimes life simply throws up scenes of incongruity that a fast acting photographer needs only to record: elephants marching in front of the Eiffel Tower, a serpentine procession of tractors, a lone cloud seemingly mirrored as it floats over a bleached outcrop, or an outrageous expression on the face of an elderly passerby. Martin Parr’s image made in Pyongyang toys with the typical portrayals of stony-faced North Korean soldiers by capturing a paternal moment as one carries a small child. Olivia Arthur’s print, depicting well-wrapped skiers about to descend a pristine slope was created in the arid heat of Dubai.

The stories behind the making of images can present unexpected elements. Famed subjects can surprise those assigned to photograph them. Dennis Stock recalled that Audrey Hepburn was “indifferent to her (or anyone else’s) celebrity”. Eve Arnold’s portrait of Marilyn Monroe depicts a side of the superstar alien to most: pensive, withdrawn, and down to earth. For Thomas Hoepker, the surprising aspect of his portrait of Muhammad Ali was that it existed at all: this shot of the fighter’s left fist was re-discovered in 2015 as the photographer delved into a vast collection of negatives.

This collection of 90+ prints is available for one week only in this format. It represents the breadth and variety not only of the practices and outlooks within Magnum’s membership, but also of what photography can convey and capture.

Stuart Franklin Magnum Photos

Tiananmen Square. Beijing. China. 4th June 1989.

Ernst Haas. Magnum Photo« 

 

Bob Henriques. Magnum

Marilyn Monroe at Home

Emin Ozmen. Magnum Photos« 

Erbil. Iraq. September 2017

 

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