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Feb 20, 2019
by Lorenzo Meloni
The Battle of Baghuz Fawqani began on 9 February 2019 in the immediate surroundings of the Syrian town of Al-Baghuz Fawqani along the eastern banks of the Middle Euphrates River Valley. The battle marked the last stand of the Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), assisted by American-led Coalition airstrikes, artillery, and military advisers, began their thrust... More...
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Feb 20, 2019
by Magnum Photographers
Karl Lagerfeld, the Creative Director of Chanel and Fendi passed away. As a fan and collector of documentary photography, Lagerfeld collaborated with many Magnum photographers on his collections and they photographed him behind the scenes of his shows, fashion houses as well as on art related projects. His work is largely infused with cultural and historical references, leaving an invaluable legacy.

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Feb 20, 2019
by Magnum Photographers
The younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has passed away on 15 February 2019. Always associated with chic, elegance, and worldliness, Lee Radizwill was considered as a style icon. Besides being a famous socialite, she had been an actress, author, interior designer, P.R. executive.
In the 1960s, Marilyn Silverstone followed her and her older sister Jackie Kennedy to different mundane visits... More...
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Feb 20, 2019
by Gregory Halpern
Magnum nominee Gregory Halpern’s long-standing interest in fashion photography comes from a place of contradictions - While dubious about the world of luxury and privilege it often seems to exist within, he has long been fascinated by the creative energies behind fashion, and it’s ability to embrace aesthetics and the idea of beauty free of certain fetters that restrict him in his personal work. Seeing... More...
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Feb 20, 2019
by Magnum Photographers
French publisher Xavier Barral passed away on 17 February 2019, at the age of 63. Founder of the graphic design agency Atalante in 1992, and 10 years later of his own publishing house, Les Éditions Xavier Barral, he has collaborated over the years with many Magnum photographers. Within the agency, he built friendships and took care of multiple artistic projects in a way few others have. Passionate... More...
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Feb 20, 2019
by Mikhael Subotzky
Easily identifiable by their thick trunks, baobab trees are ancient features of Africa’s arid brushland. They can grow as tall as 40 meters, as broad as 16 meters in circumference, and store up 120,000 liters of water in their trunks. Despite having survived in hot and dry environments for thousands of years, human encroachment and climate change are causing baobabs in southern Africa to die off.
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Feb 14, 2019
by Martin Parr
“In the States, there is a strong tradition of street
photography; in the UK, we have the beach.”

Easily recognizable for their bright colours and unusual
close-ups, Martin Parr’s photographs capture with great
humour the peculiarities of his fellow human beings on
the beach. Perhaps the ultimate place of freedom, the
beach is also one of the rare public spaces where it is
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