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May 22, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
On Saturday, 19th of May, Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, inside the walls of Windsor Castle. Magnum photographers Martin Parr, Stuart Franklin, Thomas Dworzak and Gueorgui Pinkhassov captured the day’s events, both official and community-led, around the country throughout the weekend.

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May 22, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
Despite years of tensions and their annexation by the Soviet Union in the 1920s, 2018 celebrates 100 years of the historical independence of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan from Russia. All three (re) acquired their independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 after decades of conflict. The Soviet area end gave way to an escalation of violence in certain constituent territories of these republics. Though... More...
Featured Essays
May 22, 2018
by Moises Saman
Saipan Island, in the Northern Mariana Islands, has been a US territory ever since it was captured from Japan during a notoriously bloody battle in 1944. Until the 1990s, the island’s economy relied almost entirely on the American military presence. For ten years, beginning in the late-90s, the garment industry exploited unregulated labor regulations and since then, the island has been a fledgling... More...
May 21, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
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Join two Magnum photographers for an evening of discussion in New York

Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with Magnum Photos, is pleased to present a night of conversation between Susan Meiselas and Bieke Depoorter. Join us for a night filled with insight and discussion between two of Magnum’s women photographers.

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From the Archive
May 16, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
American journalist and author Tom Wolfe has died at the age of 87. Wolfe, an influential member of the New Journalism movement, became well known with the release of "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" in 1968. Two of his books were made into blockbuster movies: "The Right Stuff" and "The Bonfire of the Vanities."

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May 14, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
On December 6 2017, President Donald Trump unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced his plan to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. May 14, 2018 marks the official relocation date of the embassy, which falls on 70th anniversary of the declaration of the State of Israel.

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From the Archive
May 14, 2018
by Magnum Photographers
On 14 May 1948, the British Mandate of Palestine ended and the Israeli state was officially proclaimed by David Ben Gurion. The planned independent Arab state, which was voted for by the UN, was not established at the same time leading to many Arab citizens of Palestine to leave. Neighboring states also did not officially recognize the new Jewish state and so began the Arab-Israeli War in 1948.

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