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Michael Christopher Brown
American, b. 1978
Mar 2, 2016
May 9 – 13, 2016
University of Texas, Austin

Magnum Photos is proud to announce a new workshop programme at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Harry Ransom Center. We are pleased to announce that Matt Black and Alessandra Sanguinetti will be the workshop teachers in Austin. Each photographer will lead students through a focused program, outlined below.

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Feb 24, 2016
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...
Feb 24, 2016
In the Kivu provinces, located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a potpourri of armed groups and governments have used conflict minerals to help fund the warfare, atrocities and repression that have afflicted the area for more than a century. These images are from a book-in-progress.

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Feb 24, 2016
Americans have a distant idea of Cuba. Most of us don’t really know what to think of the place, as most never visited due to the embargo – or blockade, as the Cubans see it – so we chalk it up to be the ‘paradise’ we have seen in pictures or heard of: beautiful architecture, 50s-era automobiles, cigars, beaches, women, rum. My initial impression was not far from this picture, as it does exist here,... More...
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Jan 11, 2016
Kelvin Villanueva had spent 15 years living and working in Kansas City before being detained by US authorities. After being transferred between detention centers, he was deported to his home country of Honduras.
Photographer Michael Christopher Brown, on assignment for the New York Times Magazine, found Villanueva living back in his home town of San Pedro Sula. Plagued by gang violence, the city has... More...