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Jul 7, 2020
by Magnum Photographers
On July 6th, 2020, US courts ruled that the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline must cease operation and be subjected to a thorough environmental review. This is a victory for members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who have been fighting for years against this oil pipeline, concerned that its construction would ruin sacred lands and contaminate local water supplies. In 2017, 210,000 gallons of oil... More...
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Jul 7, 2020
by Magnum Photographers
Italian composer Ennio Morricone died at 91. Celebrated for his movie themes, he made a name for himself in the early 1960s by composing scores for films by Sergio Leone such as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West. In 2016, he received an Oscar for the original soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. In total, Morricone wrote the music for more than 500 films,... More...
Featured Essays
Jul 7, 2020
by Trent Parke
The Crimson Line is a return to “the simple black box and the single click”; it is a meditation on the adverse effects of industry and climate change through an exploration of the colors found in the sky during the first minutes of sunrise. Shot in the industrial landscape surrounding the beachside suburb in Adelaide that is Trent Parke’s home, his camera is often trained on the plumes of steam emanating... More...
Featured Essays
Jul 7, 2020
by Eli Reed
On June 8th, the funeral service for martyr George Floyd was conducted in his native Houston, Texas. A widely publicized event, the procession and service was attended by thousands of mourners as well as dignitaries including Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), politicians, actors, and sports figures. Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden addressed the gathering via... More...
Featured Essays
Jun 30, 2020
by Moises Saman
Evo Morales, former President of Bolivia from 2006 to 2019 is well known for his leftist activism and his Movement for Socialism (MAS) party. He moved Bolivia towards a mixed economy and created relationships with governments in Latin America such as Cuba and Venezuela.
After his reelection in 2009 and 2014, his popularity quickly declined as he attempted to abolish presidential term limits. Political... More...
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Jun 30, 2020
by Paolo Pellegrin
Kanye West, an American rapper and singer-songwriter, is redesigning his life with fashion and gospel music. His outspokenness and personal life receives significant amounts of media attention due to his frequent controversies at award shows, his social media commentary, his relationship with Donald Trump, as well as his marriage to television personality, Kim Kardashian.
West is transforming from... More...
From the Archive
Jun 23, 2020
by Magnum Photographers
“Rough and Rowdy Ways” is Bob Dylan’s first album of original songs in eight years. During this time he has won the Nobel Prize for literature and released three cover albums. “Rough and Rowdy Ways” is a tribute to both his career and to the American pop culture of the last 60 years.

The album cover features a picture by Magnum photographer Ian Berry, from his documentation of the 1960's Windrush... More...
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