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Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Forrest Soper Forrest Soper selects Home by Olivia Arthur, Antoine d’Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Chien-Chi Chang, Thomas Dworzak, Elliott Erwitt, David Alan Harvey, Hiroji Kubota, Alex Majoli, Trent Parke, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth and Alex Webb as Book of the Week.
Home By Olivia Arthur, Antoine d’Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, 
Chien-Chi Chang, Thomas Dworzak, Elliott Erwitt, David Alan Harvey,
 Hiroji Kubota, Alex Majoli, Trent Parke, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, 
Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti, 
Alec Soth and Alex Webb Magnum Photos, 2018.
Forrest Soper selects Home by Olivia Arthur, Antoine d’Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Chien-Chi Chang, Thomas Dworzak, Elliott Erwitt, David Alan Harvey, Hiroji Kubota, Alex Majoli, Trent Parke, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth and Alex Webb from Magnum Photos as Book of the Week.

"In 2017, FUJIFILM gave 16 Magnum photographers a GFX 50S medium-format digital camera and asked them to document ‘Home’ in whatever way they saw fit. The result was an incredibly personal and often experimental collection of photo essays that highlight the diversity of Magnum while shedding insight into some of its member's lives. Almost better suited to be 16 small volumes or zines rather than one large anthology, Home brings us into the lives of Magnum photographers, and in the process shows us photographs that we otherwise may never have seen.

We’re shown glimpses of family life as Mark Power sends his daughter off to university, while just pages away, Olivia Arthur gives birth to her second child. Alec Soth takes a long walk to work while Antoine d’Agata retraces the steps of Mary Magdalene while struggling with rehabilitation. Elliott Erwitt brings us into the humorous and chaotic world of his New York studio while Mosises Saman confronts his mixed heritage in Peru. Alex Webb abandons his traditional street photography to take calming panoramas in Cape Cod as Hiroji Kubota takes to a helicopter to photograph the islands of Japan from above.

At the end of the day, this book gave Magnum photographers the freedom and liberation to invest time in documenting something that they were truly invested in. Unburdened by the normal limitations of a traditional photo assignment, these photographers were left to their own devices, and as a result, the photographs are incredibly personal. This book does not contain the iconic or dramatic images that many expect from Magnum, but it gives something more important. The work highlights humanity, and in the process, it grants us a deeper understanding of the personal lives and characters of these legendary photographers. Anyone who has interest in the history of Magnum should pick up this well designed and deceptively endearing book." — Forrest Soper

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Home By Olivia Arthur, Antoine d’Agata, Jonas Bendiksen,  Chien-Chi Chang, Thomas Dworzak, Elliott Erwitt, David Alan Harvey, Hiroji Kubota, 
Alex Majoli, Trent Parke, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth and Alex Webb Magnum Photos, 2018.

Home By Olivia Arthur, Antoine d’Agata, Jonas Bendiksen,  Chien-Chi Chang, Thomas Dworzak, Elliott Erwitt, David Alan Harvey, Hiroji Kubota, 
Alex Majoli, Trent Parke, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth and Alex Webb Magnum Photos, 2018.




Forrest Soper is an artist and photographer based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Forrest is the editor of photo-eye Blog, a former photochemical lab technician at Bostick & Sullivan, and a graduate of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.





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