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Fall 2013

Magnum Photos Events



Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age EXHIBITION SEPTEMBER 10-JANUARY 5, 2014

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This exhibition investigates the evolution of Magnum Photos from print photojournalism to the digital age, revealing a global cooperative in continual flux, persistently exploring new relationships between photographers, their subjects, and their viewers.

Free docent-led tours of the exhibition on Tuesdays at noon, Thursdays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

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SEPTEMBER 2013

"Boundless" OPENING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 7 P.M.

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Join us for "Boundless" to celebrate the fall exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age. Get a first look at the exhibition, enjoy light bites and a signature champagne cocktail, and enter a drawing for a travel-inspired prize package.

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OCTOBER 2013

Curators' Tour TOUR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 7 P.M.

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Exhibition co-curators Jessica S. McDonald and Roy L. Flukinger lead a tour of Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age.


Eli Reed: The Lost Boys of Sudan EXHIBITION OCTOBER 22-DECEMBER 8

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In this poignant and powerful project carried out in 2001, Magnum photographer Eli Reed traces the path of some of the more than 20,000 boys displaced during the Second Sudanese Civil War.

Eli Reed
Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
August 2001, printed 2013
Inkjet print
© Eli Reed / Magnum Photos


"Alec Soth: From Here To There" LECTURE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 7 P.M.

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BELO CENTER FOR NEW MEDIA AUDITORIUM

Magnum photographer Alec Soth presents a visual lecture on his most recent work exploring community life in all its uniquely American varieties. This event is sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School with the support of the Ransom Center, School of Journalism, and College of Liberal Arts.

© Alec Soth / Magnum Photos


Jim Goldberg LECTURE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 6:30 P.M.

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ART BUILDING AUDITORIUM 1.102

Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg's approach has always been eclectic, evolving, and utilizing other mediums, including text. Goldberg has been exhibiting internationally for over 30 years and is the recipient of prestigious international awards and grants. This event is sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History with the support of the Harry Ransom Center.

The Goldstines, 1981, from the series Rich & Poor
© Jim Goldberg / Pace MacGill / Magnum Photos


Magnum Photos into the Digital Age SYMPOSIUM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25–SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27

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AT&T EXECUTIVE EDUCATION AND CONFERENCE CENTER

"Magnum Photos into the Digital Age" brings together Magnum photographers and scholars to discuss the ways in which the Magnum Photos agency has continually reinvented itself from its founding through the digital age.

Paid registration required; limited seating.

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NOVEMBER 2013

Beginnings MAGNUM FILM SERIES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2 P.M.

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This double-header highlights the famous founders of Magnum Photos, featuring The Decisive Moment (1973; 18 minutes), a film narrated by Henri Cartier-Bresson and directed by Cornell Capa, and Robert Capa in Love and War (2002; 90 minutes), written and directed by Anne Makepeace.


Conflict and Revolution MAGNUM FILM SERIES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2 P.M.

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Two films and two short videos investigate the personal and professional complexities of documenting war: Henri Cartier-Bresson's Le Retour (1945), Magnum in Motion videos Wars—Part I (2008) with Philip Jones Griffiths and, in response, Wars—Part II (2008) with Christopher Anderson, and Underway: Werner Bischof Photographer (1987; 50 minutes) by filmmakers Marco Bischof and René Baumann.


Aftermath and Return MAGNUM FILM SERIES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2 P.M.

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Years after their groundbreaking images of human catastrophe were first distributed throughout the world, the photographers in these two films reflect on the meaning of their work. Featuring Philip Jones Griffiths's Cambodian Odyssey (1996; 40 minutes) and Susan Meiselas's Pictures from a Revolution (1991; 88 minutes).


Personal Journeys MAGNUM FILM SERIES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2 P.M.

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In these alternately hilarious, cynical, and tender films, two photographers in very different locales point their cameras at their own communities. Featuring Martin Parr's Think of England (1999; 50 minutes) and Gideon Gold's Misery Loves Company: The Life and Death of Bruce Gilden (2006; 60 minutes).


DECEMBER 2013

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar POP-UP EXHIBITION FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 7 P.M.

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After an excursion around Texas, exploring the state's faces, voices, places, and stories, Magnum photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar share the results of their wanderings in a one-night-only pop-up exhibition and provide a preview of the Texas installment of their limited edition newspaper The LBM Dispatch. Presented with support from the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin.

© Alec Soth / Magnum Photos


Magnum Photographers Discussion DISCUSSION THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 7 P.M.

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Austin Center for Photography and the Harry Ransom Center co-host a panel discussion with Magnum photographers David Alan Harvey, Constantine Manos, and Eli Reed, moderated by David Coleman, Director of The Witliff Collections. The event is free and open to the public.

Members of the Harry Ransom Center and Austin Center for Photography receive priority entry at this program. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. for members and at 6:30 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entrance; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 6:30 p.m. will join the general queue.

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© David Alan Harvey / Magnum Photos

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All events take place at the Ransom Center unless otherwise noted and are subject to change.

The contents of these presentations reflect the opinions of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the views of the Harry Ransom Center and/or The University of Texas at Austin.

Please be aware that the Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater has limited seating. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance. Many programs are webcast live.

All programs and exhibitions are free unless otherwise noted.

Please request ASL or ADA accommodation at least five business days in advance by contacting Danielle Sigler at 512-232-5170 or by email.

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