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Oct 8, 2015
by John Vink
‘Rice gives strength, and even gives it to the King. Therefore you cannot despise the rice’.

The cultivation of rice over many centuries has developed an intimate and complex relationship between the Khmer and their staple food. They have acquired a sophisticated knowledge about it, and until the fifties were using about 180 different varieties. Cambodian farmers take great care in choosing the appropriate... More...
Oct 8, 2015
Bruno Barbey is the author of 2 books about China. One about Shanghai and one titled "China, From Mao to Modernity". He is currently preparing a third one for a Chinese publisher.
He is currently presenting the exhibition "CHINA SINCE 1973" in the F11 Museum in Hong Kong.

Here is Qingdao "Beer Goddess" Beauty Pageant story More...
Oct 8, 2015
by David Hurn
David Hurn's new exhibition Just Passing Through opens at Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm on 7 November 2015 and runs until 6th December 2015.

"I have a ‘chum’ in Stockholm - a favourite city.

Since late 2009 I have made six visits.

I have spent many days meandering by myself. I make no pretence of suggesting I have done any pre sociological or political research, in fact I enjoy being in a place... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 7, 2015
by Hiroji Kubota
"Hiroji Kubota Photographer"
details the extraordinary life and world travels, spanning over fifty years, of a veteran Magnum photographer. This is the first comprehensive survey of a key Japanese photographer, and includes four hundred photographs.

Hiroji Kubota (born in Tokyo, 1939) began his career by assisting photographers René Burri, Burt Glinn, and Elliott Erwitt on their visit to Japan in... More...
Oct 7, 2015
David Hurn will be at Frankfurt Book Fair next week signing copies of his new book, The 1960s: Photographed by David Hurn and talking about his iconic work from this period.

A true master of his art, Hurn’s 1960s encompassed Hollywood screen idols and East End sun-seekers; headline news, alongside rituals unchanged for centuries. Includes The Beatles, James Bond, Barbarella to photoessays from the... More...
From the Archive
Oct 6, 2015
by Magnum Photographers
October 9th marks 75 years since The Beatles' John Lennon was born. More...
Featured Essays
Oct 5, 2015
by Alec Soth
“I love the movie ‘Lost in Translation,’ so I decided I would stay in the Park Hyatt Tokyo, where the film was made, and not leave for five nights. Instead, I would bring the city to me, finding people online — through Craigslist and other sites. I brought in singers, a sushi chef, teachers and others. I probably learned as much as if I had gone out and visited temples and wandered the streets. Normally,... More...