The medium of photography is currently undergoing a variety of changes – Jetzt: Magnum Photos explores these changes through current photographic projects by 17 Magnum photographers from eleven different countries. Curated by Dr. Candice M. Hamelin, the exhibition comprises more than 200 image-based works, the majority of which are being shown for the first time in the Reinbeckhallen.
Image above: Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Ezilalini (The country), 2018–ongoing series © Lindokuhle Sobekwa | Magnum Photos
By presenting different photographic approaches, such as the combination with fictional and non-fictional texts, the fusion with other media, the design with the help of artificial intelligence or the blurring of the boundary between moving and still images, the exhibition encourages reflection on the role and possibilities of photography today.
Since its invention in 1839, photography has profoundly influenced and changed the way the world is seen and understood. Across continents, the medium has given us insights into near and far places, nature, wars and conflicts, and different cultures and ways of life, among many other things.
While photography has brought us a little closer to the world pictorially, it has changed itself. The medium has been influenced by technological advances and the evolution of image-making processes, various means of distribution such as newspapers, magazines, books, exhibitions and the internet, and the concerns and interests of those behind the camera. The impact of these various factors on the medium, especially that of the photographer, has been significant and is clearly reflected in the work of Magnum Photos – an international photographic cooperative that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
Founded in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David Seymour, Magnum Photos has now been reporting on the world we live in for more than 75 years. Representing a variety of perspectives and working across photographic genres, its members are known for appealing not only to those interested in the photographic cooperative itself, but also in global issues and their photographic representation. While the cooperative continues to work like its four founders, some members have begun to explore new ways of storytelling and photographic approaches, thus merging the medium with other artistic and material forms such as film, sound and sculpture.
Jetzt: Magnum Photos features works by Khalik Allah, Olivia Arthur, Jonas Bendiksen, Myriam Boulos, Sabiha Çimen, Carolyn Drake, Gregory Halpern, Sohrab Hura, Alex Majoli, Cristina de Middel, Rafał Milach, Emin Özmen, Mark Power, Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Alec Soth, Mikhael Subotzky and Newsha Tavakolian.
As part of the exhibition, guided tours with the curator, talks and book-signing sessions will be offered in the Reinbeckhallen. In addition, the Reinbeckhallen Foundation is for the first time offering a Soliticket, with which the exhibition can be visited for 2 € on the first Thursday of every month.
Key date: Friday, 2. September – Sunday, 27. November 2022
Due to an event, the exhibition will be closed on 8 September 2022
Reinbeckhallen, Reinbeckstraße 11, 12459 Berlin-Oberschöneweide