Magnum brings workshops to Auckland
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 photographyfestival.org.nz to apply.