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May 20, 2016
by Michael Christopher Brown
Centered around the 2011 Libyan Revolution, Libyan Sugar is a road trip through a war zone, detailed through photographs, journal entries, and written communication with family and colleagues. A record of Michael Christopher Brown’s life both inside and outside Libya during that year, the work is about a young man going to war for the first time and his experience of that age-old desire to get as close... More...
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May 11, 2016
by John Vink
A particularly severe and long 2016 dry season, likely linked to a strong 'El Niño' phenomenon, has a devastating impact on the livelihood of farmers who primarily rely on rice growing. The so-called 'Mango Rains' have come 45 days late, the abnormally high temperatures have resulted in the death of hundreds of livestock and dried up the ponds and wells in several provinces, as well as in neighboring... More...
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May 9, 2016
by Matt Black
Once a thriving industrial city of nearly a quarter million people, with most residents’ employment tied in some way to automobile manufacturing, Flint’s population has dwindled to less than 100,000 in the aftermath of auto plant closures during the 1980s. The city has demolished over 5,000 abandoned houses in the last decade. Today, not one grocery store exists within the city.
The hometown of General... More...
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May 6, 2016
by Patrick Zachmann
For over thirty years, Patrick Zachmann has traveled across China, a country he discovered in 1982 while reporting on the Chinese film industry. From Hong Kong triads in the 1980’s to the mutation of the city of Beijing through Tiananmen Square protests, this book brings together around 350 B&W and colour photographs, in which the small and the great history meet in a changing country. The underlying... More...
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May 5, 2016
by John Vink
In the month of April, the Buddhist Sinhalese and Hindu Tamil communities, living next to the Christian and Muslim communities of Sri Lanka celebrate their New Year. All work is halted as in a transition period of inactivity the country enters in a ‘no man’s time’ between the old and the New Year. For the Buddhist Sinhalese, festivities can be held and work can resume only after a pot of milk has been... More...
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May 3, 2016
by Bruce Davidson
The second in an acclaimed series of illustrated biographies of Magnum photographers, this volume chronicles the life and work of Bruce Davidson, a truly American artist, iconoclast, and humanist.

Bruce Davidson began his love affair with photography at age ten. The son of a hardworking divorced mother, he was a loner who disliked school and had difficulty conforming to the world around him. His camera... More...
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May 3, 2016
by Patrick Zachmann
On the occasion of the relase of Patrick Zachmann's new book “So long, China" (Xavier Barral Editions), Magnum presents the photographer's latest feature : China, Too Fast.
This story, which was produced in Yunnan and in Sichuan in 2012 and 2015, features "intergenerational couples" – young 20-year olds and grandparents - in their family homes. It aims to show the struggles and cultural shocks one... More...
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