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Mikhael Subotzky
South African, b. 1981
Featured Essays
May 5, 2016
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...
Featured Essays
May 3, 2016
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...
Featured Essays
May 3, 2016
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...
Featured Essays
May 3, 2016
According to the Old Testament, the only non-historical source, Queen Esther saved the Jews of Persia from genocide, by revealing to King Xerxes the plot hatched by his vizir, Haman. A tomb in Hamadan, Iran is believed to be Esther’s tomb. Every year, Jews celebrate this salvation throughout the world with a joyous festival.

In Israel, it is not uncommon to see Hassid Jews drunk on alcohol for this... More...
Apr 18, 2016
Part of the educational program organized on the occasion of Le French May Arts Festival 2016, Magnum Photos is happy to open a new event for international emerging photographers in Hong Kong: A 3 Day Photo Masterclass from June 1st to 3rd, run by Abbas, with generous support from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design.

THE... More...