Carla at home, Beirut Lebanon, 2018. © Myriam Boulos / Magnum Photos
Close Enough: New Perspectives / Women of Magnum
Apr 24 – Jul 21, 2024
Magnum / Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung
Münich, Germany

Close Enough explores the practices of thirteen emerging and established women photographers of Magnum and the relationality they create within global situations, local communities, and interactions with individual subjects. Each contributing photographer openly narrates their creative journey, ranging from reflections upon long-term personal projects to work in progress and new pivots in their image-making practices. They give highly personal accounts of their visual vantage points and create a constellation of photographic relativity in this exhibition.

Set in the context of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Magnum agency (1947), Close Enough focuses on women photographers whose distinct visions are currently shaping photographic perspectives within Magnum. Together, they move and challenge the photography collective’s boundaries, deepening Magnum’s anchoring of the photographic quest to take account of human experience and survival. In uniquely personal ways, the contributing photographers negotiate gaining access, holding their bearings, and moving deeper in relation to human subjects and experiences – the challenge to photographers to get “close enough” called forth by the cofounder of Magnum, Robert Capa. With determination, urgency, and resourcefulness, each photographer takes account of their practice, inviting us to get close enough.

The Photographers: Alessandra Sanguinetti, Myriam Boulos, Sabiha Çimen, Olivia Arthur, Nanna Heitmann, Lúa Ribeira, Carolyn Drake, Bieke Depoorter, Hannah Price, Cristina García Rodero, Cristina de Middel, Newsha Tavakolian, Susan Meiselas.

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