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The Medium is the Message: Magnum Pop-Up
Mark Power, Crowds watch the funeral of Pope John Paul II, broadcast live from the Vatican on large video screens. Warsaw, Poland. 2005. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos

The Medium is the Message: Magnum Pop-Up

A week-long series of free and interactive talks, symposium, events, Magnum books, images and short films

Olivia Arthur » Jonas Bendiksen » Antoine d'Agata » Cristina De Middel » Carolyn Drake » Thomas Dworzak » Stuart Franklin » Sohrab Hura » Alex Majoli » Trent Parke » Mark Power » Moises Saman » Alessandra Sanguinetti » Alec Soth » Mikhael Subotzky » Peter van Agtmael »

Festival: 24 Jun – 30 Jun 2019

Barbican Art Gallery

Barbican Centre, Silk Street
EC2Y 8DS London
Sat-Wed 10-18, Thu, Fri 10-21

Barbican Art Gallery

Barbican Centre, Silk Street
EC2Y 8DS London

+44 (0)20-76384141


Sun-Wed 10-18, Thu-Sat 10-20

The Medium is the Message: Magnum Pop-Up
© Alessandra Sanguinetti / Magnum Photos

Technology and its impact on our world is arguably the most critical story of the 21st Century. Societal changes led by technological developments, are affecting almost every aspect of our lives.


Photography is uniquely placed to mediate the dialogue about man and technology as both medium and message. This year, Magnum Photos is embarking on a new content programme to document this relationship and as part of our ongoing partnership with the Barbican, we will populate the pavilion with a programme that looks at individual projects and photographic approaches that address the topic.


During the week long takeover, Magnum will invite the audience to engage creatively around the concept of “Life Rewired” – the Barbican’s theme for 2019 – through informal presentations of work, creative experiments and conversations. The Hub will be populated by Magnum books, and images and short films will be shown.


This series of events is part of a wider programme organised in conjunction with Magnum’s annual meeting, which includes a one-day symposium at the Barbican on 26 June.

Monday 24 June


2 – 3.00pm: Sophie Wright, Global Cultural Director at Magnum Photos discusses Magnum’s history of taking photographs around the theme of Humanity and Technology and some of the thinking behind this week’s programme.

Tuesday 25 June


5 – 6.30pm: In Conversation: Stuart Franklin; book signing of Analogies

Wednesday 26 June


10am – 5pm: Magnum Symposium: Documentary Now


5 – 6.30pm: In Conversation: Thomas Dworzak

Thursday 27 June


5.30 – 7.00pm: Mark Power in conversation with Stuart Smith of Gost books

Friday 28 June


5 – 6.30pm: Book signing: Alec Soth

Saturday 29 June


5 – 6.30pm: Book signing: Sohrab Hura

Sunday 30 June


11am – 12pm: In conversation: Trent Parke on Skype, calling from Australia and discussing his project The Camera is God, on show at the Magnum Print Room.


5 – 6.30pm: TBC

Monday 24 June - Sunday 30 June


daily 1pm – 2pm: Editing workshop – capacity: 30 people

The Medium is the Message: Magnum Pop-Up
Carolyn Drake USA. Great Salt Lake, UT. 2016. Floating on north shore of the great salt lake near the Spiral Jetty. Benjamin Anderson, a student. In 1959, a 30-foot stone railroad causeway replaced the battered wood trestle. As a result, lake circulation reduced drastically. Great Salt Lake now has two distinct sections, the north arm and the south arm. The water in the north arm has a high salt concentration of approximately 26–28% due to little freshwater input. Only two types of known bacteria can currently live in the saturated North Arm waters: the halophiles Halobacterium and Halococcus. A purplish pigment in these halophiles is responsible for the unique reddish color of GSL's northern section. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos

Magnum Symposium: Documentary Now Wednesday 26 Jun 2019, 10:00

Magnum Photos and the Barbican Centre are pleased to announce an all-day symposium showcasing four panel discussions with Magnum photographers and invited guests, and two keynote presentations by speakers from the worlds of journalism and the arts.

Join the speakers as we explore ideas of contemporary agency through four strands:

  • Trust and authenticity

  • Humanism

  • Imaging, technology, and the digital environment

  • Authorship & creativity

Speakers include: Moises Saman, Carolyn Drake, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Max Houghton (Course Leader for MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography and a Senior Lecturer in photography at London College of Communication), Job Rabkin (Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 News), Alona Pardo (Curator, Barbican Centre), Olivia Arthur, Peter van Agtmael, Antoine d'Agata, Sohrab Hura, Yasufumi Nakamori (Senior Curator of International Art (photography) at Tate Modern), Alex Majoli, Cristina De Middel, Mikhael Subotzky.

The Medium is the Message: Magnum Pop-Up
Antoine d’Agata Cox's Bazar. Rohingya refugee camp. Bangladesh. April 2018. © Antoine d’ Agata | Magnum Photos