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Apr 17, 2018
by Larry Towell
This region of eastern Ukraine includes both the separatist Donetsk and Luhansk districts (the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics) and the area controlled by the Ukrainian Army. There is no physical demarcation. Before the war, Donbass was the most densely populated territory of Ukraine, apart from the capital city of Kiev.
The region sits on a rich vein of coal which built its economy... More...
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Apr 17, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
The Syrian civil war began in early spring 2011 in the southern city of Deraa, where pro-democracy uprisings erupted against Bashar al-Assad government. The violent response led to an armed rebellion by various Islamist, nationalist and secular groups opposed to Assad.
In those years, the conflict has caused large-scale death and destruction making it the largest and most complex humanitarian crisis... More...
Featured Essays
Apr 17, 2018
by Peter van Agtmael
On March 9th hundreds of people lined up in front of John Glenn’s former suburban Maryland home with hopes of buying mementos of the late astronaut/politician. The estate sale included items such as his Senate chair, jewelry, home/office decorations, and clothing related to his military service and 1998 space flight. Understandably, prices were set high - one of the flight jackets sold for $28,500.... More...
Featured Essays
Apr 17, 2018
by Cristina de Middel
When the borders are highlighted it is the time to wonder what they enclose, what is so valuable and unique that allows no mixture.
Amongst the multiple and tendentious definitions of concepts like “nation”, “country” and “homeland”, it‘s beyond its geographical and territorial understanding that juggle our emotions, our pride, our memories and even our idea of honour. National identity has always... More...
Apr 12, 2018
Learn how to make compelling images of street life with Magnum masters Matt Stuart and Richard Kalvar

Learn how to capture and anticipate the movement, forms and light which come to life in the streets of Paris.

If observation remains the essence of street photography, the creative process calls for studious training and scientific mastery, in order to get close to your subject.

This exceptional... More...
Apr 12, 2018
Apply now for this 22-week intensive program

Applications are now open for a 5-month masterclass in Creative Documentary and Photojournalism in London developed by Magnum Photos and Spéos Photo & Video School. Please read information below before applying here.

This in-depth masterclass is designed for students who wish to acquire the fundamentals of documentary photography and/or photojournalism,... More...
Featured Essays
Apr 10, 2018
by Jonas Bendiksen
The Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue, otherwise known at ICE-SAR, are an independent organisation made up of an active membership of around 4000 volunteers. Founded in 1918 ICE-SAR has saved countless lives in Iceland, in 2017 alone responding to over 1000 call outs.

Jonas Bendiksen travelled to Reykjavík to photograph a team of ICE-SAR volunteers on a practice run.

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