Mag­num brings work­shops to Auck­land

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As part of the Auck­land Fes­ti­val of Photograph­y, Mag­num Pho­tos will bring three Mag­num pho­tog­ra­phers from across the globe to White­cliffe Col­lege of Arts and De­sign in Par­nell, Auck­land, to run a se­ries of work­shops from May 28–June 1.

Born in Lon­don, Olivia Arthur grew up in the UK and stud­ied math­e­mat­ics at Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity, and pho­to­jour­nal­ism at the Lon­don Col­lege of Print­ing. When she moved to Delhi in 2003 she be­gan work­ing as a pho­tog­ra­pher, and has since pro­duced a se­ries about women and the east-west cul­tural divide while she was living in Italy — this work has al­lowed the well-trav­elled pho­tog­ra­pher to visit and ab­sorb the at­mos­phere of such places as Europe and Asia, Iran and Saudi Ara­bia.

Thomas Dworzak was born in Ger­many, and to­wards the end of his high-school ca­reer he started to travel and pho­to­graph through­out Europe and the Mid­dle East. He’s pho­tographed the war in for­mer Yu­goslavia, and af­ter 9/11 he spent sev­eral months in Afghanista­n work­ing on an as­sign­ment for The New Yorker. He has doc­u­mented his photograph­y com­mis­sions in his books in­clud­ing Kavkaz, Tal­iban, and M*A*S*H IRAQ.

Chien-Chi Chang cap­tured a col­lec­tion of por­traits in a men­tal asy­lum in Tai­wan ti­tled ‘The Chain,’ which de­picted pa­tients chained to­gether, res­onat­ing with Chang’s in­sight into mar­i­tal ties, which he cov­ers in his books I do I do I do and Dou­ble Hap­pi­ness. I do I do I do il­lus­trates alien­ated grooms and brides in Tai­wan, and

Dou­ble Hap­pi­ness is a de­pic­tion of the busi­ness of sell­ing brides in Viet­nam.

The Mag­num Work­shops will of­fer a five-day in­ten­sive photograph­y ex­pe­ri­ence, with the daily pro­gramme in­clud­ing such top­ics as shoot­ing, re­views, group cri­tiques, men­tor­ing, and edit­ing ses­sions. Spa­ces are limited — visit pho­tog­ra­phyfes­ti­ to ap­ply.

Thomas Dworzak

Chien-Chi Chang

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