David Seymour, known professionally as "Chim," was a co-founder of Magnum Photos. The exhibition includes iconic photographs from his UN commissions, a series titled "Orphans of the Greek War," and stunning, little-seen photographs of women munitions factory workers during the Spanish Civil War.
"The Fate of the world's largest island hangs in the balance..." The exhibition, the result of Trent Parke's two-year road trip around Australia, is a bold fusion of documentary traditions and a radical contemporary imagination. Minutes to Midnight is an intense and darkly beautiful vision of Australia - one man's attempt to find his place within a country vastly different from the one in which he grew up.
Leonard Freed, 1929 - 2006, is regarded as one of our country's finest photojournalists. Freed began taking photographs in his twenties while in the Netherlands and became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1972. In Freed's words, "For me, photography has a lot to do with curiosity and wonderment. It's getting excited about little things... It's being a child in a child's world while wandering through it as the adult that we are."
Micha Bar-Am has been Israel's preeminent photojournalist since 1956. The exhibition, featuring images from the 1950s through the 1990s, includes coverage of the Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War, as well as portraits of politicians and heroes, revealing the breadth of Bar-Am's career and his commitment to capturing the complexity of Israeli life.
The 1970s television series M*A*S*H followed a hapless US medical corps stationed in the Korean War. Today, as the US continues to fight in Iraq, doctors, nurses, and medics are working on the front lines to keep their casualties down. Thomas Dworzak was with them - embedded with the 44th Medcoms 50th and 150th Medical Companies in Iraq over several periods in 2005.
The otherwise really very 'nice' nature, as we repeatedly believe, becomes in Astrid Korntheuer's photographs an impassable wall which repels you all the more you engage in her game of color, light and shadow.