This year the organization is considering a record number of new Magnum associates to potentially join their ranks: Matt Black, Carolyn Drake, Sohrab Hura, Lorenzo Meloni, Max Pinckers and Newsha Travakolian. To celebrate the history-making occasion Milk Gallery is currently hosting, Magnum Photos: New Blood, an exhibition that highlights the diverse points of view of each of these photographers.
From film-inspired Max Pinckers to war reporter Lorenzo Meloni, from Newsha Tavakolian’s insider’s view to the conceptual work of Richard Moose, from the lyrical Carolyn Drake to the classic approach of Matt Black, the six Magnum nominees for 2015 cover the full range of current documentary trends
MeloniNew Magnum photographer Lorenzo Meloni returned to the Kurdish Syrian town of Kobane in February and then again in August this year to document the civilian population trying to rebuild their devestated home
Michael Christopher Brown has been made an Associate Member
Carolyn Drake has been made a Magnum Nominee
Matt Black has been made a Magnum Nominee
Newsha Tavakolian has been made a Magnum Nominee
Max Pinckers has been made a Magnum Nominee
Richard Mosse has been made a Magnum Nominee
Lorenzo Meloni has been made a Magnum Nominee
These images are part of a project I started called ‘fair, love and war’. It focuses on the young people of my generation living in the suburbs, who use rap music as a status symbol and a way to let off steam but also to find a position in this society.