Hijacked vehicle burns tin the background marking the anniversary of the British Policy of internment without trial.
Northern Ireland had been left relatively prosperous by World War Two. War production had favoured its heavy industries, with the boom continuing into the 1950s. But by the 1960s, as elsewhere in Britain, these were in decline. (…)
Violence finally erupted in 1966 following the twin 50th anniversaries of the Battle of the Somme and the Easter Rising - touchstones for Protestant and Catholic communities respectively. (read more)
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Abdul Sattar Edhi was sometimes referred to as the Mother Teresa of Karachi, but the enormity of his achievement is hard to grasp. He and his wife have transformed the humanitarian landscape of Pakistan. In a country crippled by corruption he created a self-help organisation. An organisation that helps hundreds every day from donations from the general public. He has gained no personal benefit from it other than the satisfaction of his work.
This is part of TIME’s Best of 2011: The Photobooks We Loved:
“Magnum Contact Sheets published by Thames and Hudson offers a unique insight into the working process of the celebrated agency’s photographers over the past seven decades—their approach to taking and editing their pictures, as well as their idiosyncratic relationships with the contact sheet. The book details—and in some cases reconstructs—the back-stories behind some of the 20th century’s most iconic images.” (Phil Bicker, associate photo editor, TIME)
Mourners at a Republican funeral flee for cover as they are attacked by Protestant fanatic Michael Stone at the Milltown cemetery.
“There is no objectivity and you’ve got to react as a human being to what’s in front of you. If you cease to do that, you cease to be any good.” (Chris Steele-Perkins)
“Everything shifts as you move, and different things come into focus at different points of your life, and you try to articulate that.” (Chris Steele-Perkins)
“I photographed for 10 years, and I wrote for 1 year… and when I finished this work I finished it because I was told to. If I hadn’t been told to (…) I’d probably still be doing it and nothing else because I love doing it so much.” (Larry Towell, talking about one of his photobooks)
Magnum photobooks are some of the most collectible and cherished books in the world. Magnum photographers, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb, Bruce Gilden, Chris Steele-Perkins, Lise Sarfati, Chien-Chi Chang, Eli Reed, Larry Towell, Leonard Freed, Jonas Bendiksen and Peter Marlow present and discuss their books in this video produced for the Magnum Festival 2007 in NYC.
Visit the Magnum bookstore at: http://store.magnumphotos.com
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