Magnum Photos Now: Photography, Journalsim And Legacy

From a visit to The Barbican on 15th March 2018. These talks are utterly brilliant and worth a visit if you are able.

Marking ten years since the death of acclaimed Magnum photojournalist Philip Jones Griffiths, explore how the legacy, archive and ethics of a committed photojournalist can live on after their death. Jones Griffiths’ work stands as an irreplaceable document of the latter half of the 20th century, and he is best known for his landmark book, Vietnam Inc., which had a major impact on the public perception of the Vietnam War. Noam Chomsky observed of Vietnam Inc.: “If anybody in Washington had read that book, we wouldn’t have had these wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.” Professor Julian Stallabrass will be joined in discussion by Philip Jones Griffiths’ Foundation trustees Katherine Holden and Fanny Ferrato, and Director of Trolley Books, Hannah Watson. Please note, part of the talk will feature images of a sensitive and graphic nature.

*Note that the screaming child at the end was nothing to do with me!