New Blood celebrates the work of Magnum Photos’ six new associate members: Matt Black, Carolyn Drake, Sohrab Hura, Lorenzo Meloni, Max Pickers, and Newsha Tavakolian. These photographers have worked across the globe, from California’s Central Valley to the streets of Tehran, documenting stories with journalistic diligence and exceptional eyes. Membership of Magnum Photos is both a rare privilege and a phenomenal accomplishment; applicants undergo numerous rounds of scrutiny and years of portfolio development to join its esteemed ranks, shared by the likes of Elliott Erwitt, Susan Meiselas, Thomas Hoepker, and Steve McCurry. Since the agency’s inception 68 years ago, Magnum has never before admitted so many photographers in one year. In addition to marking a great personal achievement of each respective artist, the inclusion of these talented photographers to the prestigious ranks of Magnum’s legendary photographers makes a profound statement of the agency’s vision.
The show runs until May 8th, 2016.