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June 28, 2008
Access To Life: Kassi Keita and Mariam Dembele
"What I witnessed in Mali is such a giant leap forward that only a few years ago it was just unthinkable. Working in this human landscape it’s a lot about feeling for these people and what they go through. These emotional aspects were even stronger in Kassi’s case because he was such a small and cute little kid. As it sometimes happens in life there is a strange immediate connection to somebody and in my case, of all the people in Mali that I met, it was with him and his mother. Despite the fact that we couldn’t really communicate that well - at least verbally - but I just had a great immediate sense of emotion and pathos for this young child, this young man."Paolo Pellegrin on his experience working with Kassi Keita and Mariam Dembele.
Links» Access To Life / Mali» Access To Life Website» The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
March 18, 2008
W A R S - A series of four essays revolving around a common topic
Claudine Boeglin and Adrian Kelterborn
Magnum In Motion has set a new format, as a series of four essays where photographers' imagery, experiences, and commentary come together to explore a given theme.
WARS, the inaugural series will launch on the Magnum In Motion home page, March 19, five years after the war in Iraq began. It will be published on Slate as four episodes.
The point of departure was a quote extracted from Magnum photographer Philip Jones Griffiths from a 2006 interview conducted in London by Magnum In Motion.
The British photographer, and author of the book Vietnam Inc. (1971), said with tongue in cheek: "Photographers are either mud people or sand people. I'm a mud person."
Three photographers covering conflicts today were asked to react to this quote with their own experiences of documenting wars.
Christopher Anderson "It’s not actually the dead that I have seen in the Middle East, the physical destruction, that takes the toll: It’s this sense of this endless cycle. It’s hard to go and watch the similar sort of circumstances play themselves out over and over again."
Paolo Pellegrin "While covering the war in Lebanon in 2006, bombs and missiles were exploding around us—but you never saw who was launching them. It was different from all the wars I had covered before, where you always had a sense of front lines and space and your presence within that space. This might be the way future wars look."Thomas Dworzak "I’m embedded with the Americans in Iraq. As a Westerner, there is no more access to the insurgent’s side. I don’t claim to have any overview. History made my choice—it’s fine!"
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