Turning Points: Life-Changing Moments by Magnum Photographers - Photographs and texts courtesy of Magnum Photos | LensCulture

From iconic images of major world events, to intimate moments of pleasure and delight — here is an outstanding selection of remarkable images from Magnum Photos — each with a personal story

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In June 2017 Jérôme Sessini spent several weeks road-tripping through Middle America, photographing the sagging buildings and crumbling cities along the highway. From the southern ghost towns to the shuttered homes throughout the rustbelt, his photographs testify to the perilous economic realities found in many parts of the country.

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Jerome Sessini documented the Kurdish Peshmerga offensive against Islamic State (IS) in the city of Bashiq over the last month. Then crossed the region to cover Iraqi forces pushing towards Mosul, the jewel in the crown of towns captured and controlled by IS since 2014. Resistance has been fierce with IS proving an experienced and determined enemy with no fear of death or martyrdom

Jérôme Sessini Photographs History's Greatest Losers

The Magnum photographer on fatalism and determinism.

"I'm interested in people who have fallen victim to superior forces, people caught up in torment that exceeds them, people who are the greatest losers of history," says the photographer. "Their only crime was being born in the wrong place. It's made me ponder the question: Should we just say 'You were born in a poor and crappy country and your life is doomed to failure,' or is there a way out? I try to keep hope alive."

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Jerome Sessini, a French photographer with the agency Magnum Photos, was one of  the first people to arrive at the scene. A veteran war photographer who has worked in conflict sites like Iraq and Somalia, Sessini says he wasn’t prepared for the weight of what he saw.

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Paris-based Magnum photographer Jerome Sessini arrived at the town hall at around 3:30 p.m. Sessini has covered the unrest in Ukraine for months, from the protests and clashes in Kiev’s Independence Square to the March referendum in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which led to the quick annexation by Russia.

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French photojournalist Jerome Sessini, of the Magnum photo agency, spent the past month documenting the strife. Over the past week, he shadowed vigilantes from Paracuaro to Antúnez to Nueva Italia as they barreled into municipalities, detained anyone associated with the cartels and secured the towns.

“The Wrong Side”

From 2008 to 2011, the photojournalist Jerome Sessini submerged himself in some of the most violent Mexican cities—Culiacán, Tijuana, and Ciudad …

From 2008 to 2011, the photojournalist Jerome Sessini submerged himself in some of the most violent Mexican cities—Culiacán, Tijuana, and Ciudad Juárez—and documented their increasing social decomposition

Jérôme Sessini The wrong side

The recipient of this year Award is Jérôme Sessini (Magnum Photos) for the work So far from God, too close to America. 
The book “The wrong side”, just published by Contrasto, is the result of his project started in 2008: a dive into the drug cartels war in Mexico

Visa pour l’image 2012: Jérôme Sessini

In 2008 the photographer Jérôme Sessini started the Mexican project: a dive into the drug cartels war in Mexico. This compelling reportage, lasting two years, is a valuable document about the most dangerous cities in the country: Culiacan, Tijuana and especially Ciudad Juarez

Five Photojournalists Win Getty Images' Latest Grants

This year's winners are: Stefano De Luigi of Italy for “TIA – This is Africa”; Miquel Dewever-Plana of France for “The Other War”; Edwin Koo of Singapore for “Paradise Lost: Pakistan’s Swat Valley”; Darcy Padilla of San Francisco, for “The Julie Project”; and Jerome Sessini of France, for “So Far from God, Too Close to America.”